Posts tagged "Adam and Eve"

At MCA Chicago, music tempts

At MCA Chicago, music tempts
Faith, it seems, can’t exist without temptation. The serpent seduces Eve with the promise of omniscience; the devil tests Jesus in the wilderness; and entrapment is also central to many Buddhist narratives. Without the presentation of dangerous blunders disguised as luscious alternatives, everyone would be a saint, which is to say there would be no... Read more »

Nudity, violence prominent in Ill. native's vision of Eden

Nudity, violence prominent in Ill. native's vision of Eden
Choreographers mining the Genesis 3 story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from Eden for gripping props will find no shortage of suitable choices. There’s a crafty (Hebrew: arum) serpent, some kind of Tree of Knowledge (often assumed to bear apples), another Tree of Life, fig leaves, leather clothes, and ultimately, fear-inducing Cherubim guards and rotating,... Read more »