The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice (1990). Shot and edited by Adam Soch Williams at the Los Angeles Theatre Center 1990. This work was considered to be "a gut reaction to systemic repression and erosion of freedom." and was Abdoh's first production to be presented outside of the US.
Each Monday at MLA 2014, films of these original productions shot and editied by Adam Soch Williams will be screened and followed by a discussion with select former Dar A Luz company members and collaborators.
Cast: Alan Mandell, Tom Fitzpatrick and Juliana Francis Kelly, Amen Santos and Borracha.
Reza Abdoh (1963-1995) was an Iranian-born American director and playwright known for his large-scale, experimental theatrical productions. A prolific artist even in his short creative life, Mr. Abdoh died of AIDS in 1995 at the age of 32 having created an impressive body of stage spectacles known for their sensory overload, ferocious energy and hallucinatory dreamscapes. With his company Dar A Luz, formed in 1991, Abdoh created plays that have made a major impact on American experimental theatre.
Three of his seminal works comprise his Bogeyman Trilogy; The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice (Los Angeles Theatre Center 1990), Bogeyman (Los Angeles Theatre Center,1992) The Law Of Remains (The Hotel Diplomat, NYC, 1993).