“A stunning work of Art” — “A visual and atmospheric masterpiece” —
NYU Skirball and Under the Radar Festival present Moby Dick, an adaptation of Herman Melville’s mythical work, halfway between theater and puppet show, featuring seven actors, fifty puppets, video projections, a drowned orchestra and a whale-sized whale. Yngvild Aspeli stages this visual adaptation of Melville’s wonderful beast of a book, from the Norwegian theater company Plexus Polaire.
An ancient white whale, a captain steering his ship into destruction, and the inner storms of the human heart. Moby Dick is the tale of a whaling expedition, but also the story of an obsession or an investigation into the unexplained mysteries of life.
Yngvild Aspeli, Artistic director of Plexus Polaire, develops a visual world that brings our most buried feelings to life. The use of life-sized puppets is at the center of her work, but the actors’ performances, the presence of the music and the use of light and video are all equal elements in communicating the story. plexuspolaire.com
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NYU Skirball’s presenting programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and by Howard Gilman Foundation; FACE Contemporary Theater and FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), programs of FACE Foundation in partnership with Villa Albertine; General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA; Collins Building Services; Marta Heflin Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; as well as our valued donors through memberships, commissioning, and Stage Pass Fund support.