The Circular Heavens 1977-1979

"the circular heavens" 1977-79A kind of anarchic fantasy, "the circular heavens" begins with a videotape of a young man Mental patient talks about a physical disorder and ends with that person (now performing) Running an electric saw through a sheet of paper from a music stand.

A harmony prevails the cacophonous activities of dysfunction are redirected by the young man's vision of life a poem reveals the truth and hope in pain's humbling message: seek wholeness, compassion and simplicity.

There is a spiritual unity therein.

 

"the circular heavens" 1977-79 Performed

1977 St. Mark's Church Poetry Project, NYC
1979 Kitchen Center for Dance and Music, NYC
1979 SUNY at Stony Brook, Theatre Festival, NY

Critique

Peter Rose, "the circular heavens"
The Kitchen (April, 1979) New York City
Bonnie Marranca, Performing Arts Journal

'New Wave Theater' Piece at Open Space
by Merle Ginsberg November 23rd, 1978
Soho Weekly News

Review: A successful experiment in theatre
Arts and Leisure The Village Times Stony Brook, New York, August 30, 1979
By John Mascaro

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Peter Rose, the artistic director of Practical Works, received the Shining Star award as one of the pioneering founders of Performance Space 122, at its thirtieth anniversary celebration in New York City in 2011.

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