Bonjour M. Gauguin
Bonjour M. Gauguin
Fabrizio Carlone
American première
a collaboration with KUNST-STOFF Arts
    and sfSound


Sat, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
Fri, April 12, 8:00 p.m.
Sun, April 14, 3:00 p.m.







The Show

Bonjour M. Gauguin
Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin
1889
Oil on canvas 113 x 92 cm
Prague, National Gallery

Bonjour M. Gauguin

AMERICAN PREMIÈRE

Paul Gauguin. His life, his community, his struggles as an artist, taken from Paris to exotic Tahiti. Gauguin's own words are used as libretto with Carlone's beautiful music that evokes Debussy. Gauguin exists in a world of art where he communicates with his own inner voice, sung by soprano Shawnette Sulker.

Sung in French with English supertitles. Yannis Adoniou, Artistic Director of the KUNST-STOFF Contemporary Dance Company, will collaborate with Mark Streshinsky to tell Gauguin's story through movement set in an immersive projected world of Gauguin's art created by Jeremy Knight. Mary Chun conducts the musicians of sfSound.

Parental notice: This show is rated PG-13 for partial nudity during the scenes set in Tahiti.

Presented in collaboration with KUNST-STOFF Arts and sfSound. KUNST-STOFF is a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company that has been creating eclectic movement-focused art experiences in the Bay Area for the past 10 years. sfSound is a unique collective of composer/performers that will collaborate as the orchestra for Bonjour M. Gaugin performances at West Edge.

• Sung in French with English supertitles
• Pre-performance lecture in the library beginning 45 mins prior to curtain


The Cast

Paul Gauguin – Anders Froehlich
Gauguin's Inner Voice – Shawnette Sulker
1st narrator (Van Gogh, Tardieu, Le Curé, Mallarmé, Monet) – Keith Perry
2nd narrator (Camille Pissarro, Brunetière, Leclercq) – Paul Murray
3rd narrator (Lucien Pissarro, Teura, Dolen, Mette Gauguin) – Nicole Takesono
Dancers – Bruno Augusto, Kate Jordan, Calvin Hilpert, Katie Gaydos,
    Lindsey Renee Derry, Schuyler Wijsen

Production

Conductor – Mary Chun
Stage Director – Mark Streshinsky
Dance Director – Yannis Adoniou
Projection Design – Jeremy Knight
Lighting Design – Lucas Krech
Costume Design – Shannon Maxham
Stage Manager – Julie Chin
Company Music Director – Jonathan Khuner
Anders Froehlich
Froehlich
Shawnette Sulker
Sulker
Keith Perry
Perry
Paul Murray
Murray
Nicole Takesono
Takesono

8 minute film about Bonjour M. Gauguin 1 2
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