FRAGMENTS OF A STAR Celebrates Life of French-Egyptian Singer Dalida
FRAGMENTS OF A STAR, a new production directed by Oliver Henzler and featuring a terrific ensemble cast of French and American performers, will have a five show run at Ideal Glass Studio in New York's East Village from May 2-5. The performance celebrates the life and legacy of the French-Egyptian singer Dalida whose successful music career spanned 30 years.
Born in Cairo to Italian parents in 1933, Dalida remains one of the best known French solo female artists. She sold 140 million albums worldwide over the course of her decades-long career, dazzling audiences with her costumes and elaborate shows. Dalida sang in multiple languages and various genres, everything from French chansons to disco. Her private life was interrupted by several tragic events culminating in her suicide in 1987. Even with an adoring public and a love for the stage, the enormous task of balancing a fulfilled private life with celebrity became tragically impossible. Yet her legacy is in her music, her joy-filled performance, her courage and her drive.
The devised collaborative theater piece incorporates live music, choreographed movement pieces, and film and aims to shine a light on Dalida's public and private person while also introducing this mega star to American audiences who are largely unaware of her influential career in the French speaking world.
FRAGMENTS OF A STAR
A Theatrical Party-Celebration
@ Ideal Glass Studio
22 East 2nd Street, NYC
Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 3 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday May 5 at 2:00 PM
Performance in French and English, with English subtitles
Adélaïde de Lesquen
Directed by Oliver Henzler
Choreography by Line Haddad
Set by Lloyd Huber
Costumes by A.C. Gottlieb
Lights by Daniel Schreckengost
Stage managed by Andrew Carr
General management by Taylor Gaines
Graphic design by Raphaëlle Rico
Film by D.W. Young
Subtitles by Taylor Gaines