Presented by Dzieci - RG's Artists-in-Residence
In Dzieci's living example of Holy Theatre, a group of medieval village idiots are forced to enact their own Mass, due to the untimely death of their beloved pastor.
Bursting with buffoonery and comic audience participation,
Fools Mass is balanced with lovely hymns and chants from the 8th to the 14th centuries, creating a seminal work that has been Dzieci's signature piece since 1998.
"Moving between the sublime and the ridiculous, drawing its audience through laughter toward participation and contemplation, the work resists being categorized as either theater or religion, becoming both at once in an event experienced by many as transformative." -The Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd Edition
"Dzieci is a wonderful example of the spiritual intensity possible when theatre engages the age-old mysteries of faith and the human experience." - Canon Tom Miller, Cathedral St. John the Divine
Fools Mass will be presented at a variety of sacred and secular spaces this December. Please visit Dzieci's Website for more information.
And The Loyalty Award Goes To...
| You can't give a company a greater compliment than sticking with them for a quarter-century. Max Crevani, an expert instructor in the Shorin-Ryu style of Karate, has been with Ripley-Grier (which was then called New York Spaces) since we started in 1985, back when Butch Grier and Patricia Ripley were still calling their little four-studio business "home" as well as "work", sleeping on a futon in the back office. Max moved in after losing his lease on a space across 72nd street, snagged up some prime slots in our studio #2R at RG72, and has been there ever since. A lifelong New Yorker, Max knows all about hanging on to a sweet spot. Such longevity also speaks well for Max's expertise in his field. If you are interested in learning more about Shorin-Ryu, contact Max at this email address. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons. Ages 7 and up are welcome.|