Created from such diverse threads as medical textbooks, Godzilla movies, the writings of Michel Foucault and watery imagery, The Great Circle Route takes the Squonkers on a descent into madness, under the deep, dark sea. The Kraken, a brine ballet, scintillating piano duets, wacky sax duets and lots of synchronized swimming.
Flooding the stage, the Squonkers explore just how watertight your typical theater is.
Created in 1998, Commissioned by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
“dance, theater, music and special effects in a new piece of interdisciplinary magic.” -Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“Squonk makes waves in the cultural district with a tempestuous score that ranges from ethereal to thunderous and threatening.” - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
T. Weldon Anderson
Acoustic & Electronic Percussion
Flute, Sax, Wind Synth
Jackie Dempsey with Squonk Opera
Design & Staging
Steve O’Hearn, Jackie Dempsey, Jana Losey, T. Weldon Anderson, Kevin Kornicki,
Jana Losey with Squonk Opera
Costumes, Set & Props
Steve O’Hearn, Casi Pacilio & Jana Losey