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LIVESTREAM: “Behind The Glass: Episode 1”

November 24

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Behind the Glass

Conversations about the process and making of Tao of Glass

Produced by Improbable. Tao of Glass was originally commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Improbable, Perth Festival, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival and Carolina Performing Arts – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in association with Naomi Milgrom AO.

An exploration of life, loss and a single question: Where does true inspiration come from?

Get behind the scenes of the ★★★★★ production of Tao of Glass with performer-director Phelim McDermott and collaborator Ragnar Friedank.

In 2019, Phelim McDermott and Phillip Glass created Tao of Glass, an acclaimed production marrying ten meditations on life, death and taoist wisdom with ten brand new pieces of music from Glass. As this collaboration came to life, we recorded the whole thing as it happened. Join collaborator and film-maker Ragnar Friedank as he shares never-before-seen-footage with Phelim McDermott live for the first time.

These special episodes are a live, impromptu work-in-progress sharing as we dive into the archive of rehearsal footage, interviews and captures of performance, and we want you to dive in with us. You don’t have to have seen the show, you could have seen every performance. You could watch one or both of these filmcasts. These episodes are for anyone with a curiosity about starting with nothing and seeing where you end up.

How to watch the stream: Once you’ve completed your booking, you will receive your e-ticket via email, along with instructions about how to access the stream when it starts.

Tao of Glass Creative Team:

Philip Glass – Composer
Phelim McDermott – Writer & Co-Director
Kirsty Housley – Co-Director
Fly Davis – Designer
Colin Grenfell – Lighting Designer
Giles Thomas – Sound Designer
Ragnar Freidank – Collaborator
Chris Vatalaro – Musical Director
Jen Tan – Assistant Director
Lyndie Wright – Puppet Designer & Puppet Maker
Camille Etchart – Design Associate
Sorcha Steele – Sound Associate

Tao of Glass Performers:

David Emmings – Puppeteer
Janet Etuk – Puppeteer
Phelim McDermott – Performer
Jack McNeill – Ensemble (Clarinet)
Rakhi Singh – Ensemble (Violin)
Katherine Tinker – Ensemble (Piano)
Chris Vatalaro – Ensemble (Percussion)
Sarah Wright – Puppeteer & Puppet Co-ordinator


November 24