December 10 – 13, 1997

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description With an impressively diverse list of collaborators Ralph Lemon created Geography, the first installment of the Geography Trilogy, which investigates the relationship between identity, memory, discovery and place. For the first installment Lemon took an extended research trip to West Africa to study various movement traditions, and to interview Africans about their relationship with their continent and ancestry. The end result was an assemblage of voices and impressions, with contributions from performance poet Tracie Morris, Spanish sound artist Francisco Lopez, DJ Spooky, and visual artist Nari Ward.  
Identifier 1997f.00022
Season Fall 1997
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
artistic advisorStan Wojewodski Jr.
author/playwrightTracie Morris
carpenterTodd McCraw
choreographerRalph Lemon
consultantMichael Mazzola
costume designerLiz Prince
directorRalph Lemon
executive directorAnn Rosenthal
lighting designerStan Pressner
production assistant/coordinatorJenny K. Tool
production managerJulie Ana Dobo
stage managerJenny Friend
top billingRalph Lemon
translator/interpretorOrida Boukhezer-Diabate
visual artistNari Ward