P e r f o r m a n c e s
The Double Edge Ensemble, led by Stacy Klein, creates original theatrical performances that are highly imaginative, imagistic, and visceral. These include indoor performances and site-specific indoor/outdoor traveling spectacles, both of which are developed with collaborating visual and music artists in a long term process and presented on the Farm and on national and international tours. Performances awaken spectators to new possibilities of the human heart and mind. They explode past the limits of the stage and landscape with a “flying” aesthetic, a richly sensory, dreamlike storytelling that breaks the conventional boundaries between performer and audience.
Double Edge's performances include the Women’s Cycle (1982-5); the Song Trilogy (1985-1998); The Garden (of Intimacy and Desire) Cycle (2000- 2009), The Chagall Cycle (2010-) and 11 Spectacle performances. Learn more >>
Current Performances at the Farm
Performances: July 20 - Aug 6 (Wed-Sun) & Tues Aug 1
The Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair
Double Edge’s Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair explored how active participation defines the intersection of art, culture, and democracy. Grown directly from the theatre’s questions about the roots of identity, the Town Spectacle extended this search to include the whole community through a kaleidoscope of history, art, and spectacle. This performance did not take place in a theatre—the territories of the town were the stage map—and the ensemble was joined by all walks of the Ashfield, Hilltown, and western MA community. Learn more >>
The Latin American Cycle
Inspired by Argentine and other Latino stories, the performance follows a traveler (Carlos Uriona) who returns to his hometown of Agua Santa after many years. The story reflects an increasingly universal situation in which ‘progress’ displaces people, in this case causing a flood. It is a story of memory, culture, and song. Learn more >>
Latin American Spectacle
The Latin American Spectacle is now traveling to different locations, recreated based on material from Once a Blue Moon. Along with the DE Ensemble are renowned Argentine musicians Manuel Uriona (Bersuit Vergarabat) and Micaela Farias Gomez (Santadiabla), and also youth performers. Learn more >>
The Chagall Cycle
Begun in 2010, The Chagall Cycle was inspired by Marc Chagall’s paintings, color lithographs, mosaics, and the approach to mythology depicted in his work, to generate both outdoor and indoor performances. The Chagall Cycle includes the Firebird, The Odyssey, Shahrazad: A Tale of Love and Magic, and the indoor The Grand Parade.
The Double Edge Ensemble has toured since 1985 to a wide spectrum of sites, including churches and synagogues in Central Europe, a citadel in Norway, parks and city centers in the US, as well as acclaimed venues in the US and worldwide. With both indoor and outdoor performances, Double Edge engages community partners such as universities, galleries, community arts centers, and public spaces in towns and cities. Learn more >>