Blood Red Lost Head Dead Falcon:

the Nibelungen

"a mind-bending tale of magic, love, loyalty and revenge​..." - Arts Beat LA

Written and Directed by Aaron Henne

Lyn Gaza – Projection Designer, Producer
Julie Lockhart - Choreographer

Michael Manning – Projection Designer, Art Director


In July 2010, collision/theory and Highways Performance Space co-presented an in-process version of Blood Red Lost Head Dead Falcon: THE NIBELUNGEN, as part of the Los Angeles Ring Festival.  A tale of magic, love, loyalty and revenge, the piece was inspired by Das Nibelungenlied, the 800 year-old epic poem that was the basis for Wagner’s four-opera drama The Ring of the Nibelung. Blood Red deconstructed the original source material in a richly layered modern theatrical experience laden with visual and aural imagery.  Michael Manning’s illustrated graphic novel The Nibelungen (Sum Legio International, 2010) served as a primary visual inspiration for the piece.



“silly, irreverent and entirely worthwhile.”
- Mark Swed of the LA Times



Cast

Julie Lockhart - Brunhild
Paul Vroom - Hagen
Garth Whitten - Siegfried
Mark McClain Wilson - Gunter
Diana Wyenn - Kriemhild

Additional Cast
Sigemund (voice over) – Mark McClain Wilson
Siegfried’s Man (voice over) – Chet Grissom



Designers and Production
Sound Designer -
Martín Carrillo
Lighting Designer - Dan Weingarten
Costume Designer - Nike Schroeder
Specialty Costume Designer & Fabricator – Molly McGee
Projection Programmer - Jason H. Thompson
Sound Engineer and Mixer – Dan Creech, Alex Gilliam – Revolving Blackbird Sound
Sound System – Heardrum Audio
Stage Manager – Nikki Hyde
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Kellen Law
Technical Director – Ron Bunney

Original Music
Martín Carrillo
Chris Greene
Laudanum
Robert Crouch and Yann Novak

Original Images
Lyn Gaza and Michael Manning

Highways Performance Space
Executive Director/Artistic Director -  Leo Garcia
Co-Artistic Director - Patrick Kennelly



(photos by Michael Manning, Lyn Gaza & Rene Gomez)
 



Illustration by Michael Manning