“For me, the parallels between what Shahrazad tried to do with her imagination and stories and what we in the Double Edge Ensemble are trying to do in our own community and hopefully in our world are profound. Our reality often seems bleak, and then I wander to the stream, and the other paths of the farm and the performance, and see the astounding stone fountains, mosaics, and paintings of local friends and artists, and dream the possibilities of actors flying under the moon, or in the beautiful sunset, and I feel the power of transformation that is indeed possible in a living culture!”
— Stacy Klein

Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic is the story of a woman who attempts to transform her world through courage and imagination. Part of the Chagall Cycle and inspired by Marc Chagall’s  color lithographs illustrating four tales from A Thousand and One Nights, Shahrazad's mesmerizing tales weave together elements of poetry, flying, humor, live music, and the visual arts and demonstrate the triumph of creativity over destruction. The performance includes original compositions of live vocal and instrumental music ranging from traditional styles in North Africa, the Middle East, and India, and is realized in collaboration with a remarkable group of visual artists. 
Conceived and directed by Stacy Klein, with the Double Edge Ensemble, the 2013 and 2014 Spectacle brought together a diverse group of local, national, and international collaborators from the U.S., Poland, and Argentina. Shahrazad was made possible in part by the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works grant, which supports multidisciplinary work of the highest artistic quality. 
The ensemble continues to perform Shahrazad at various sites, together with The Odyssey spectacle, including Amherst College quadrangle (September 2014) and the Fortress of Fredriksten Festning, a 17th century stone structure overlooking the North Sea in Halden, Norway (June 2015).

 
 

Selected Reviews:

- Art of the Rural
Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event 
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The Huffington Post
Spectacular Summer Theater in Ashfield, Massachusetts 
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Podcast: by Monte Belmonte
The River
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A Feast for our Imaginations
- The Arts Fuse
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Summer Spectacle ... brings magic to Western Mass. hilltowns
- Mass Live

 

 

Grand Parade Tours:

  • February 18, 2015
    Redfern Arts Center  (Keene, NH)
  • October 3-5, 2013
    Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
  • March 17, 2013
    Golden Mask Festival  (Moscow, Russia)
  • February 6-10, 2013
    World Premiere: Arena Stage  (Washington, DC)
  • January 18-19, 2013 
    Previews: Columbia College (Chicago, IL) 
  • November 25 - December 16, 2012 
    Workshop Production: Baltimore Performance Kitchen

Creative Team: 
The Grand Parade was conceived, designed and directed by Stacy KleinCo-created and performed by Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman, Hayley Brown, Jeremy Louise Eaton, Adam Bright, Milena Dabova. Composed by Alexander BakshiSound and projection design by Brian Fairley. Music and vocal direction by Lyudmila BakshiTechnical design and direction by Adam BrightWood scenery design by Jeff BirdMask design by  Beckie KravetzCostumiere Amanda MillerPuppet design by Carroll Durand, Sarah Cormier, Nancy MillikenLighting design by John Peitso

 
 
 
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THE GRAND PARADE AND ITS TOURING IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING BY THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS' NATIONAL THEATER PROJECT, WITH LEAD FUNDING FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION.

THE GRAND PARADE AND ITS TOURING IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING BY THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS' NATIONAL THEATER PROJECT, WITH LEAD FUNDING FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION.

FUNDED IN PART BY AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

FUNDED IN PART BY AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.