The Brink! Or a Ritual of Bad Sounds
Coming in March 2018 Links Hall and Walkabout Theater present The Brink! Or a Ritual of Bad Sounds.
In a cafe at the edge of the world, a group of wayward performers present The Brink! Or a Ritual of Bad Sounds, a cabaret of material collected from stories about home, journeys to the underworld, and cities on fire. Musical, muscular, irreverent, and full of wonder, The Brink!… responds to that moment when the ground beneath us shifts too quickly, and the world suddenly seems unrecognizable. Inspired by Pina Bausch’s Café Müller, the Broadway musical Cabaret, and Ann Carson’s The Gender of Sound, the ensemble slides past the edge of reason in this unfettered encounter with the stranger inside.
Directed by Thom Pasculli
and co-created with the Walkabout ensemble
Nigel Brown, McCambridge Dowd-Whipple, Cooper Forsman, Dana Murphy, Katie Mazzini, and Alex Rodriguez
Commissioned in 2016 by the National Performance Network Creation Fund, Links Hall, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Dartmouth College, and the Cricoteka Museum in Krakow, Poland, Walkabout presented the first iteration of this performance, titled The Cure and directed by Kendra Miller, in June 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center. In 2017 The work was retitled and presented in July at VoxFest at Dartmouth College and in October at the Cricoteka Museum in Krakow. The Brink! Or a Ritual of Bad Sounds will officially premiere at Links Hall in Chicago, March 2018.