“His curiosity and intellectual capacity (are) astonishing, and he influenced me in many ways. . . . He is one of those rare people: he’s brave with his life, and he’s brave with his art.” —Mikhail Baryshnikov
German dramatist Bertolt Brecht viewed most wars as a political panacea for economic downturns and a purposeful division of people by color, religion, language, and geography—a remarkably timely perspective in an era defined by the “war on terror,” fears about immigration, and ethnic conflict worldwide. For this reimagining of Brecht and composer Hanns Eisler’s rarely performed music-theater work Roundheads and Pointheads, pioneering choreographer/ theater director /writer David Gordon animates and adulterates Brecht’s pre-Holocaust parable with an English translation by Michael Feingold (Village Voice) and a diverse nine-member cast that includes acclaimed performance artist John Kelly, actress/dancer Valda Setterfield, and pianist /composer Gina Leishman (Kamakazie Ground Crew).