AURÉLIA AND HER GHOSTS
A show by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
What if objects could speak their own personal histories? What if walls could breathe out stories of disappointment and desires? Aurélia Thierrée returns to Spoleto Festival USA (Aurélia’s Oratorio, 2007) with Murmurs—a dreamlike, largely wordless rumination on a woman’s adventure into a surreal and shifting landscape—her second collaboration with Victoria Thierrée Chaplin. Accompanied by featured performers Magnus Jakobsson and Jamie Martinez, Thierrée enchants and delights in this wonderful spectacle of low-tech circus artistry, filled with visual trickery, fantastical monsters, and magical sleight of theatrical hand. Innovatively using set design, objects, and puppetry to transform everyday things into manifestations of the soul, Murmurs straddles the delicate line between imagination and madness.