US PREMIERE at the Auqarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach, CA
The production by the company's artistic and general manager, Andreas Mitisek, pretty much went with the flow. The setting was the aquarium's Great Hall, with chairs set up in front of the towering "Blue Cavern" tank, which remained darkened until the end.
At the end, the large display tank was slowly illuminated. Large fish swam as if choreographed to Bryars' score, making the dancers irrelevant. It was an enchanted moment.–– LA Times
Long Beach Opera's 'The Paper Nautilus' enchants. Gavin Bryars' 'Paper Nautilus' makes its American debut in a splendid, fluid performance at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
It was sensuous, mysterious and hypnotic. A visually stunning production. The coolest moment came towards the end, when the large fish tank, which until then had been dark, slowly became illuminated and the fish joined in the choreography. It was breathtaking. An enchanting hour that was constantly changing but always deep and profound.
Conductor: Ben Makino
Director/Concept/Production Designer: Andreas Mitisek
Choreographer: Nannette Brodie
Projection Designer: Adam Flemming
Light Designer: Dan Weingarten
Sound Designer: Bob Christian
Costumer: Nicholas Pilapil
Madame Curie: Suzan Hanson
Soprano: Ashley Knight
Mezzo-Soprano: Peabody Southwell
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre