Salomé: Woman of Valor Vancouver/NYC
Innovative, transformative and daring, Salomé: Woman of Valor is the culmination of years of work by Grammy Award-winning composer/trumpeter Frank London and celebrated poet/performer Adeena Karasick. Salomé: Woman of Valor is a massive total art experience; a spoken word opera groundbreaking in its interplay of poetry, music, and dance. This powerful work of new Jewish art re-inserts Salomé back into her rightful place in Jewish history as a powerful revolutionary matriarch. Salomé: Woman of Valor translates the renowned myth to one of female empowerment, socio-politic, erotic and aesthetic transgression; and presents a new take on the Biblical story of Salomé, refuting Oscar Wilde’s misogynist and anti-Semitic interpretation. Live music performed by Frank London, Indian percussionist Deep Singh and Middle Eastern keyboard player Shai Bachar; poetry written and performed by Adeena Karasick; choreographed and performed by New York-based dancers Rebecca Margolick and Jessie Zaritt and video by Elizabeth Mak that deconstructs Charles Bryant’s 1923 silent film, Salomé, and directed by Alex Aron (co-creator of A Night in the Old Marketplace).