Posts tagged "Eden"

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 »