EL CIMARRÓN

 

PREMIERE: The Met Fifth Avenue / New York
May 10-11, 201
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Music by HANS WERNER HENZE
Directed by ZACK WINOKUR

DAVÓNE TINES, bass-baritone
EMI FERGUSON, flute
JONNY ALLEN, percussion
JORDAN DODSON, guitar (guest artist)

Hans Werner Henze's EL CIMARRÓN (The Runaway Slave) is a tour-de-force sonic onslaught based on the oral autobiography of Esteban Montejo, an Afro-Cuban slave who escaped bondage on a sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, fought for Cuban independence from Spain, and lived to tell about it all before dying at the age of 113. Henze's visceral score is a cry for freedom that transcends time and place—and a linchpin in Julia Bullock's vision for her season as Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

4 Musicians Chart 100 Years in the Life of a Runaway Slave - The New York Times

“spellbinding…a true ensemble performance” - Financial Times

“a searing portrait of a man sizing up slavery in all forms” - Musical America

INQUIRIES
JENNIFER CHEN / JEN@RUNNINGAMOC.ORG
Touring company includes Director, Production Manager, Stage Manager, and Lighting Designer. EL CIMARRÓN can be performed in proscenium spaces, black box theaters, concert halls, and galleries.

 

Photo credits: Stephanie Berger, Vincent Tullo