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Toronto Masque Theatre

The Man Who Married Himself

Performance | Spectacle
  • The Man Who Married Himself / photo provided by the presenter

Toronto ON
March 10-11 mars 2017
10 @ 8:00 | 20:00, 11 @ 2:00 | 14:00 & 8:00 | 20:00

Crow's Theatre
345 Carlaw Avenue
$24-$50 | 24$-50$

Inspired by a traditional Indian folk tale, composer Juliet Palmer and librettist Anna Chatterton, in collaboration with choreographer Hari Krishnan, have created a masque that explores identity struggles, particularly the tensions between the male and female aspects of a single individual. In The Man Who Married Himself, a man who is opposed to marriage fashions a woman for him to love from his own body, only to be betrayed by her desire for freedom and adoration for another. According to Larry Beckwith, artistic director of Toronto Masque Theatre, Palmer and Chatterton’s work is “a contemporary story containing insights into gender and sexuality, culture and tradition.” This multidisciplinary work, including movement, music and words features dancers Jelani Ade-Lam and Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, singers by Scott Belluz, Susha Rangarajan and Alex Samaras and an orchestra led by Beckwith.

The Man Who Married Himself was featured as an event highlight in the March/April 2017 issue of The Dance Current.

Learn more >> torontomasquetheatre.com

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