“The Lastmaker is full of balanced contradictions as it follows a deliberately fractured internal logic. Cryptic yet transparent, it is mathematical in construction and poetic in content.”
-The Times (London)
“Goat Island is simply one of the most important theatre groups working today.”
-BBC 4 Radio (UK)
“A haunting meditation about change, finality, footprints and moving on.”
-The Herald, Glasgow
What begins as an architectural dance, in detailed triadic rounds, becomes haunted by the restless and reckless ghosts of the past. Inspired by the historical trajectory of the Hagia Sophia: church/mosque/museum, Goat Island premiers their ninth and final piece as the ultimate farewell. In their signature style of physically demanding choreography, Goat Island examines how to say “good-bye” and looks at how places hold layers of different identities over time. The Lastmaker recapitulates 20 years of Goat Island, in what will surely be a fitting conclusion to their contribution – a journey, within a restrained structure, from the intellectual to the emotional, with lasting resonance.
Goat Island is a Chicago-based collaborative performance group founded in 1987 and incorporated in 1989 as a non-profit organization to produce collaborative performance works developed by its members for local, national, and international audiences. Goat Island’s last performance will be performed in New York City at Performance Space 122.
Photo courtesy of Hugo Glendinning
November 6-16, 2008
Tickets from $25
$10 (P.S. 122 members)