RAIN AFTER ASH | Corey Madden
AxS Festival Commission
Admission is free.
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Tonight's Performance of RAIN AFTER ASH (Weds, October 5)
CANCELLED due to rain!
October 4, 5, 6, 11 and 12
7:30pm and 9:00pm
RAIN AFTER ASH | by Corey Madden
Created in collaboration with Composer Bruno Louchouarn and Media Designer Jason H. Thompson.
Based on the writing of Craig Arnold.
Featuring Jeff Gardner, Marnie Moisman and Alpha Takahashi.
RAIN AFTER ASH is a site-specific theatrical event devised by Corey Madden and her creative collaborators to be played in selected galleries and courtyard spaces of festival presenting partner, Pacific Asia Museum. The evening’s drama will unfold as small audience groups move through the collections on a guided audio tour, encountering performers, spectral projections and evocative soundscapes.
RAIN is inspired by the story of American poet Craig Arnold, who went missing in 2009 on the volcanic Ryuku Islands of Japan while on a pilgrimage following the footsteps of 17th century haiku poet Basho. During two weeks of search and rescue efforts Facebook became a focal point for family and friends — even strangers — for shared expressions of concern and, ultimately, grief.
RAIN AFTER ASH marries Arnold’s own literary forebodings and preoccupations with Greek myth with the artists’ exploration of our contemporary culture’s technological response to apparently random and uncontrollable forces that impact our lives.