“Wild nights, wild nights, were I with thee/Wild nights would be our luxury,” goes the Emily Dickinson poem. And we hope we’ll have the luxury of a wonderfully wild night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with this multimedia homage to Dickinson, Lightning at Our Feet. Ridge Theater director Bob McGrath and composer Michael Gordon offer a song cycle based on her poems and informed by “dispatches from a distant war.” Four female musicians—Jennifer Charles, Leah Coloff, Courtney Orlando, and Bora Yoon—channel the poet’s rhymes, as films by Bill Morrison and projections by Laurie Olinder cloak the stage. We’re sure the nun of Amherst will give a sinfully enjoyable performance.
Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 9. Continues through Dec. 13, 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 26, 2008