Alexis Gideon and a team of artistic collaborators present the world premiere of The Crumbling, a 21 minute narrative stop-motion animated opera that combines projected video with live music. Follow the trials of an apprentice librarian as she tries to save her city from crumbling down around her. Explore the importance of word and symbol in a decaying culture, as well as the marginalization and persecution of people based on heritage, gender, race or belief, and all that is lost in such persecution.
The Crumbling is Gideon’s fourth stop-motion animated video opera. He has performed his earlier work over 350 times and in 11 countries. Gideon came to Pittsburgh just over a year ago and says he was drawn to the city for its vibrant art scene and down-to-earth attitude.
The Crumbling will be shown at the New Hazlett Theater at 8:00 pm on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the New Hazlett Theater’s The Crumbling event page.