69°S


In Phantom Limb’s 69˚S., a vestige from Antarctica’s past is reignited by a contemporary crisis, uniting the harrowing and heroic tale of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 trans-Antarctic expedition with the realities of a changing environment and the planet’s uncertain future. Phantom Limb is joined by director Sophie Hunter and an extraordinary team of multi-disciplinary collaborators, melding theater, dance, puppetry, photography, film, original contemporary music and an unconventional acoustic palette to create a stunning and evocative series of tableaux vivants that follows a group of gentlemen frozen in crisis. 69˚S. is an artistic and emotional journey that explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment and reinvigorates the spirit of foregoing individual glory for the sake of collective survival.

Created by Phantom Limb
Directed by Sophie Hunter
Conceived in Collaboration with David Harrington/Kronos Quartet
Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann
Developed with Tony Taccone
Composed by Erik Sanko
Set Design by Jessica Grindstaff
Puppet Design by Erik Sanko
Choreography by Andrea Miller
Video Design by Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty
Costumes by threeASFOUR
Recorded Performance by Kronos Quartet
Additional Music by Skeleton Key

Performed by Kira Blazek, 
Sabrina D’Angelo
, Takemi Kitamura
, Rowan Magee, 
Aaron Mattocks
, Paul Singh
 and Carlton Ward

US premiere – Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (October 2011)
NYC premiere – BAM Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City (November 2011)

“Extraordinary production…over the course of 65 minutes (not a one of which is wasted), this entrancing multimedia work creates a portrait of humanity locked in eternal struggle with nature’s brute force.” – Dan Aucoin, Boston Globe

Publicity photo (The New Yorker)

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