Event Details


Time: December 15, 2016 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Dixon Place
Street: 161 Chrystie Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://web.ovationtix.com/tr…
Event Type: workshop, performance
Organized By: The Hess Collective
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2017

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Event Description

WHEN: Thursday, December 15th, 7:30pm

WHERE: Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street

WHO -- The team:

Written & Directed by Elizabeth Hess

Original Music Composed by Lucas Syed

Performed & Developed by Elizabeth Hess, Gina Stevensen, & Lucas Syed

Creative Producer, Jenny Waxman

Presented by The Hess Collective & Dixon Place

HOW -- Tickets:



Come join us for a workshop performance of a piece in progress.

LOVE TRADE is an exploration of gender and cultural assumptions in upheaval.

The piece uncovers a love tangle between the Western goddess Demeter—frozen in eternal springtime—and Persephone—her restless daughter—who wanders away from the Motherland. Somewhere in No Man’s Land she encounters the Eastern god, Shiva—intense and mysterious—and is immediately attracted to his exotic ‘otherness.’

Persephone and Shiva hunger for connection, but Demeter, disguised as the Eastern goddess Dhumavati—the beholder of smoke—infects their meeting. They descend into the Underworld where they undergo the death of false dreams, as Persephone morphs into the Eastern goddess Kali—ruler of creation and destruction—and Shiva into Hades—king of the Underworld.

All three are finally released into their full humanity through the experience of love, and emerge from the depths transformed and transfigured.

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