Poetry on Stage: FJORDS

Poetry on Stage: FJORDS : Foundation Events

Thursday, Feb 23, 7:00PM
Friday, Feb 24, 7:00PM
Saturday, Feb 25, 2:00PM
Saturday, Feb 25, 7:00PM
Sunday, Feb 26, 2:00PM
Sunday, Feb 26, 7:00PM

Poetry Foundation 
61 West Superior Street
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A multidisciplinary, multimedia collaborative work by Manual Cinema and the Chicago Q Ensemble, FJORDS imaginatively presents the poetry of Zachary Schomburg. Toeing the line between live scored cinema and performance art, FJORDS features shadow puppetry, live silhouette, video, and manipulated slide projection to create haunting visual renderings of Schomburg’s poems. Accompanied by an original score for string quartet, percussion, and electronics by Manual Cinema composer Kyle Vegter, FJORDS morphs the real and the imagined, dream states with the everyday, and the conscious with the subconscious. Each performance features a reading by Zachary Schomburg followed by a presentation of this unique theatrical experience.

Presented in collaboration with Manual Cinema and the Chicago Q Ensemble. Fjords is produced in part by High Concept Laboratories and Black Ocean Press.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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