A Land without Evil
A Sky Candy and Agent Red Production
Written by Matthew Pallamary
Matthew Pallamary’s acclaimed novel Land Without Evil [Mystic Ink Publishing], recently performed as an aerial acrobatic stage show, narrates the true story of a young man of the Guaraní people of South America facing European conquest and conversion to Catholicism in the 1700s.
Named Avá-Tapé, the young man is training with his father to become a paí, a solitary individual living on the threshold between humans and the divine [could be called a 'shaman"]. He is, however, drawn into the protection of a Jesuit mission amid slave raids, epidemic disease, and the systematic destruction of his culture and home.
Performed through a collaboration with Agent Red and Cheslea Laumen of the aerial arts troupe Sky Candy from Austin, Texas, the show included almost 50 artists, dancers, contortionists, performers, singers, musicians, and actors with a focus on shamanism and the wild of the tropical forest.
CAST AND CREDITS
MEDIA AND CULTUREPBS & Mario Tronsco
VIDEO MAPPING AND ART
Datagrama, Spectral Alchemy, MTRMX project, Angela Morales of The Art Department and Raby.
SOUNDTRACK AND LIVE MUSIC
Wonder Nexus, SORNE, Raby, Tina Rodriguez, Michael Garfield, and Norm Ballinger Additional Music by Alberto Roman
AERIAL AND DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
D. Poet Powell, Agent Red, Chelsea Laumen, Nathan Brumbaugh, Chris Lundberg
AGENT RED, RACHEL GOODMAN, COURTNEY BROCK, KIANNA CHAUNTIS AND JEN TRIGO
STARRING NATHAN BRUMBAUGH AND CHRIS LUNDBERG
Brynn Route, Morgan Sorne, Raby, Tina Terese Rodriguez, Chris "Rovo", Chelsea Laumen, Bethany Summersizzle, Robin Bethea, D. Poet Powell, Joanna Wright
Winnie Hsia, Andy Agne, Noah Bickford, Johnny Rittenour, Gianna Twirlwind and more...