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VANAHEIMR: A Glimpse of Winter
Thursday, December 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20
The Fox & Beggar Theater presents
“VANAHEIMR: A GLIMPSE OF WINTER”
Thursday, December 22, 2022
The Cedar Cultural Center
Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Show: 7:30 PM CT
*** All Ages
$20 General Admission: https://bit.ly/3WMhz8n
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ABOUT THIS SHOW
Before the Æsir, there were the Vanir.
The Fox & Beggar Theater presents a dramatized fundraiser for VANAHEIMR— an upcoming site-specific winter spectacle fusing Neo-Nordic folk music, modern dance, fire dance, classical theater, and shadow puppetry. Through an original script composed entirely in verse, VANAHEIMR reimagines the prophecies of Ragnarök from the unique perspective of the Vanir of Nordic mythology; examining themes of militarism, cultural collision, and social collapse.
Join us on the longest night of the year for a lavish preview of the script. Twelve artists will be performing the complete theatrical narrative inside a wintry set using live music, shadow puppetry, and dance.
Afterwards, the director will formally present the full visionary scope of VANAHEIMR as the project begins its year-long journey of production, culminating in a series of free community-driven performances held outdoors in December 2023. Next year’s run will feature a cast of twenty-two performers and puppeteers as well as choreography from Kristin Freya of Vox Medusa and Rah Diavolo of Infiammati Fire Circus.
The evening will conclude with complimentary cookies, cider, and music from RED THREAD + THE LACEWINGS, while audience members have a chance to meet and greet the artists.
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CAST + CREW
Written and Directed by Nat Allister
Dramaturgy by Fionn Mallon
Narration by Willie Johnson & Rhiannon Fiskradatz
Composed by Walken Schweigert
Performed by Walken Schweigert, Alma Engebretson, Josh Conroy, Willow Waters, & Nat Allister
Puppetry by Becca Mellstrom, Kate Tobie, Kallie Melvin, & Fionn Mallon
Dance by Dom Locke & Levi Martin
Lighting by Trevor Zapiecki
Costuming by Kathy Kohl, Marc Berg, & Rhiannon Fiskradatz
Set Design by Nat Allister
Set Creatures by Alina Antoniou & Amm-Ra Seka