MEETING ROOM (ENTER by way of 55 Washington Square South)
Marisa Michelson's Desire/Divinity Project (Parts I and II)
Conceived, composed and performed by Marisa Michelson
Directed by Ethan Heard
Movement Direction by Emma Crane Jaster
To be human is to desire.
Marisa Michelson’s Desire/Divinity Project embodies the joyful and aching tension between earthly and divine love by setting to music the Western world’s oldest erotic poem (Song of Songs) and Anne Carson’s visceral translation of Sappho’s fragments. 15 singer-movers, members of Constellation Chor, explore singing as a way of merging the interior self with the exterior world. A mixture of live music video, opera, oratorio, and ritual, Desire/Divinity enlivens the sensual and the sacred, the body and the spirit.