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Tao of Glass
Information for Tao of Glass at Royal Exchange, Manchester (Performance). 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. Composer Philip Glass and performer-director Phelim McDermott (Improbable) 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 world premiere 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 of Manchester International Festival
Approximate runtime 105minutes (including any interval).
Music Philip Glass. Author Phelim McDermott. Producer Manchester International Festival. Director Phelim McDermott. Director Kirsty Housley. Design Fly Davis. Lighting Colin Grenfell. Sound Giles Thomas. Other Ragnar Freidank (Documentrary Maker and Collaborator).

Tao of Glass


Thursday, 11th July 2019 to Saturday, 20th July 2019.
19:30. Thu, Sat Mats 14:30
18 July 2019 14:30 - Relaxed
18 July 2019 19:30 - Captioned
19 July 2019 19:30 - Sign Interpreted
20 July 2019 14:30 - Audio Described

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Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange
Also: The Studio/Swan Street Studio
St Ann's Square
Greater Manchester
M2 7DH

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Tao of Glass at Royal Exchange, ManchesterQTix Codes:
Listing: L446898837
Production: T736722635
Event: S01140919758
Venue: V491
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