Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LIMINAL - a (re)imagined fairy tale {devised}




LIMINAL - a (re)imagined fairytale was devised as part of NDSU's 2018-2019 Season, pulled source material from Clarissa Pinkola Estes', Women Who Run with the Wolves, and deconstructed the fairytales of East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Cassandra, Bluebeard, The Little Match Girl, and The Selkie.

'The Little Matchgirl' - A Selection from LIMINAL - 2019

This devised performance deconstructs Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale, The Little Matchgirl, and interlaces it with interview-based source material from aid workers that volunteered in Syrian Refugee Camps in Slovenia during 2016. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ball State University's New Musical "Mad World" - 2015

Ball State New Musical Production "Mad World", where Alice descends down the rabbit hole to discover a world quite different from her own.

Marc Devine received the National Award of "Distinguished Choreography/Movement Direction" for "Mad World" from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2015.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dance The Orange - 2013

Dance The Orange  is an Adaptation on the myth of Orpheus, utilizing multi-media projections, original music, heightened text of Rainer Maria Rilke, and contemporary story-telling techniques. 

Dance The Orange premiered in Denver, CO in 2013, as a co-production between The Umbrella Collective and Control Group Productions.  


Orestes - 2011

Orestes is a solo show, written, directed, and designed by Marc Devine at Naropa University in 2011.  

Orestes deconstructs Aeschylus's Oresteia, exploring the relationship between digital projection as character/chorus and solo performance.

Work with Opera del Espacio 2009 - 2011

Opera del Espacio is a site-specific performance collective, creating site-specific movement performances.  Although this work is created out of the postmodern aesthetics of Viewpoints and deconstructionism, the work is intended to be accessible, interesting, entertaining, and often interactive to the audience.   

Below are a series of selections from Opera del Espacio's early work.

Permissible Union 2010 Premier at Grand Performances & Work with ARTEL

Permissible Union is an original opera, commissioned as part of the 2010 California on Location Awards (COLA) show, and was performed at Grand Performances in downtown Los Angeles.  Lyrics and book by Ken Roht, Music by Curtis Heard, and co-directed by Ken Roht and Marc Devine.

Work with ARTEL - 2006-2007

Devising Theatre:  Inspirations from Russian Author, Mikhail Bulgakov, 2006-2007

 -LA TACO - GOGOL MOGUL TEA ROOM - January 9, 2007

"The advertisement said ‘ARTEL’ would perform songs, poems, etudes and compositions ...But in the tradition of the Grotowski and Gardzienice theater groups from Poland, this Laboratory Ensemble didn’t want me to go anywhere…they wanted me to stay right there with them, using one unlikely trick to keep us cemented to our seats: They didn’t say a word... 

A young man (Marc Devine) with a tape recorder hammers away at an old typewriter, then slowly extract from it its white sheet of paper, chews it down then leaves us to listen to the sound of his recorded typing. .... 

 ARTEL is at its best when its skilled band of Clowns, amidst set pieces picked up on the street and adorned in costumes that cross gender, time and space, tantalize us into participation using grunts, squeaks and mocking laughter instead of words....."