'Salome, Dance For Me' to Premiere this August
This summer, trixxie carr and Ben Randle premiere their newest collaboration, Salome, Dance For Me, a savagely beautiful new glam rock re-imagining of the infamous biblical tale. The world premiere runs August 5-29 at New Conservatory Theatre Center.
Adapted from Salome, the play by Oscar Wilde and opera by Richard Strauss, Salome, Dance For Me features an all-original score by trixxie carr and Robert Mollicone, a script by trixxie carr, and was conceived and directed by NCTC Artistic Associate Randle.
As the press release notes, "This summer, heads will roll. A lecherous king. A savage and sensual dance. A shockingly macabre reward. Rock chanteuse and faux queen trixxie carr stars in her fiercely-entertaining, glam rock, solo re-imagining of Oscar Wilde’s cult biblical tale and Richard Strauss’ controversial opera about obsession and desire, under the spotlight of the naked moon. Just hold on to your head."
Salome, Dance For Me features scenic design by Maya Linke, costume design by Miriam Lewis, lighting design by Christian Mejia, sound design by Anton Hedman, stage management by Stephanie Desnoyers, with music produced by Greg Robles. Monique Jenkinson served as Dance Dramaturg.
carr made a blog on the development of the score, script, and production, available on NCTC's website.
Salome, Dance For Me was developed as part of NCTC's Emerging Artist Program, of which carr is the artist-in-residence and Randle is an alum.