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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.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).
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