Redmoon’s summer spectacles set
By Hedy Weiss Theater Criticemail@example.com June 6, 2012 4:26PM
Updated: June 7, 2012 2:11AM
If it’s summer, you can be sure that Redmoon is cooking up some major outdoor spectacles. And your bet would be right on the money. Plans for its large-scale “public art” projects, running June 18-Oct. 14, have now been announced with the promise that the troupe’s several new productions, conceived and designed by Jim Lasko, Frank Maugeri, Alex Balestrieri and a large team of artisans and engineers, will “intervene into different urban scenarios and disrupt Chicagoans’ daily routines.”
The performances will vary among: “The Hawkman and His Entourage” (a winged parade featuring the flight of the Hawkman Prince and his 22 Punk Bird Entourage; “Dis/Re Placement,” in which a machine with two forks lifts and moves highly adorned rooms that appear to have been freshly ripped from foreclosed buildings, with five performers executing an “architectural ballet” above the audience; and “DJ Fire,” a “Mobile DJ that mixes and samples live music into a sonic frequency interface that translates sound into jets of flame emitted by a 12-pipe fire organ.”
For specific dates and locations visit www.redmoon.org.