Abbot Adam: None
No Face Performance Group
Dec 10 - 12, 2015
From No Face Performance Group, the maniacs that brought you Abbot Adam: Evensong (March 2015), comes Abbot Adam: None, the second in a series of works loosely structured after the Liturgy of Hours. Contrasting the punk rock concert Evensong, None is a beautiful meditation on work and leisure in monastic life.
In the middle of the workday, time slows, freezes in the glare of the midday sun. At the height of its arc, this bright light casts no shadows. Everything can be seen all too clearly: objects as objects, devoid of mystery. We fold laundry. We scrub dirt from cracked palms, blind to despair creeping through the cracked convent walls. As shadows lengthen once more, None is rung: a pause that grants sisters safe passage into the night. Night– a likeness of the moment of death and Union with God, consummation of our human life. Let us await eternal night, welcome it with equanimity. But let us await intensely. Let us spend its slow approach imbuing the simplest joys with the sweetness that will meet us at death.
Abbot Adam is a series of performances loosely structured after the Liturgy of the Hours. The first piece in the series, Evensong, premiered at FringeArts in March 2015.
No Face Performance Group is the collaborative project of performing artists Jaime Maseda and Mark McCloughan. Working as a duo and with a revolving group of associate artists, they make performances using a wide variety of processes and sources (www.nofaceperformance.org).
The Abbot Adam cycle was developed, in part, with assistance from The Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange (www.exchangenyc.org).
$20 / Members save 30%
$15 Students and 25-and-under
Thu, Dec 10, at 8pm
Fri, Dec 11, at 8pm
Sat, Dec 12, at 7pm
Sat, Dec 12, at 10pm