Sophie Bortolussi

Director - Choreographer - Performer - Teacher

Angel Reapers

(2016)

 

 

Directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke

Written by ALfred Uhry

Performer: Sophie Bortolussi, Nicholas Bruder, Asli Bulbul, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Ingrid Kapteyn, Rico Lebron, Gabrielle Malone, Sally Murphy, Matthew Oaks, Andrew Robinson and yon tande

"VIVID AND LUMINOUS! THE TWINNING OF EUPHORIA AND ANGUISH MAKES ANGEL REAPERS QUIETLY GLORIOUS!" - The New York Times

 

"FOUR STARS! SENSUAL AND BREATHLESS!" - Time Out New York

Featuring traditional Shaker songs and a stunning mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements, Angel Reapers captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect who sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. With text by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry, this wildly theatrical collage about the glorious love of the divine and the overwhelming desire for human connection marks the return to Signature of Residency Five playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Martha Clarke.

Awards: 

2016 Lortel Special Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience

2016 Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreographer (Martha Clarke)

2016 Lortel Award Nomination for Outstanding Costume Design (Donna Zakowzka)

February 2016, Signature Theater, NYC, USA

November 2011, Joyce Theater, NYC, USA

Fall 2011 US tour

Photo: Joan Marcus

Photo: Rob Strong