Composer Philip Glass and performer-director Phelim McDermott have worked together on acclaimed opera productions in London, New York and beyond, and “Tao of Glass” is their most personal collaboration yet.
Inspired by a dream, this production marries ten meditations on life, death, and Taoist wisdom with ten brand new pieces of music from Glass, presented by McDermott with an ensemble of musicians and puppeteers. Part-concert, part-performance, Tao of Glass is a storytelling tapestry, soundtracked by Glass’s mesmerising music and shot through with Improbable’s trademark theatricality. It is a vivid exploration of life, loss and a single question:
Where does true inspiration come from?
In English with German subtitles
Co-direction and text:
Puppet Design and Puppet Maker:
David Emmings, Janet Etuk, Rachel Leonard, Phelim McDermott, Jack McNeill, Katherine Tinker, Chris Vatalaro
02 hours 30 minutes