One Thousand and One Nights in "America" (2014)
direction by Gintare Minelgaite and Baboo Liao
music supervision by Adam Lenz
lighting design by Rui Monteiro
mask design by Nectarios Dionysatos
performed by Walter Hanna and Kayije Kagame
One Thousand and One Nights in "America" is a performance installation developed during the Watermill International Summer Program in Water Mill, NY. The work presents a tongue and cheek examination of domestic life and American pop culture. Built in 12 scenes, each is accompanied by a wide range of jazz, funk, and big band music from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Premiered at the 21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade on July 26, 2014 at The Watermill Center in Water Mill, NY.