William Shakespeare wrote “there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.” Conceived by Producer / Director Adam Adolfo, ELEMENTAL explores the five classical elements of the world around us through song, dance, spoken word, and theatre. Created specifically for the Elevator Project, with staging in Sammons Park’s Reflecting Pool, this evening salon takes its audience on an expressive journey from our humble beginnings as ‘star stuff’, to the first drop of water needed to sustain life, through earth as we cultivate our own bones so that we may fly through air only to see our spark of creation and our own internal fire doused by time. Featuring music, dance, and poetry, ranging from opera to pop, modern dance and ballroom, and Shakespeare to hip-hop, this is a night to celebrate our lives in the world around us for Shakespeare asked “Does not our lives consist of the elements?”
This is the third season of the Elevator Project, which started in 2014 to provide much-needed performance space in the Arts District for small and emerging Dallas-based performing arts groups. The Center presents this innovative series with support from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.