cave... a dance for lilith
"unearths the humanity behind the myth of Lilith..."
"explores threads connecting ancient creation stories about the blood-thirsty goddess to contemporary issues of personal and political conflict... compelling dance theatre."
"unique and daring performance depicting a many-layered tale..."
"the perfect vessel through which to speak about the notion of the outsider and the stranger... "
Cave… is an exciting collision of theatre, dance and music that explores the humanity behind the myth of one of the most infamous demon goddesses of Jewish folklore. Lilith's violent reputation has been feared throughout the centuries and sensationalized everywhere from classical art to "True Blood." According to some interpretations of Genesis, she is also the first woman – created even before Eve.
cave...a dance for lilith travels through time and space as Lilith and her nemesis/lover cycle through endless attempts to connect with and dominate one another.
Co-directed by Kate Hutter and Aaron Henne
Choreography by Kate Hutter
Text by Aaron Henne
With Julie A. Lockhart, Brad Culver, Omar Olivas, Andrew Pearson, Melissa Schade, Athena Sterig and Tiffany Sweat
Original music composition and performance by Eric Mason
Lighting Design by Mason Barker
Costume Design by Bert Henert
Sound Design by Martín Carrillo
PERFORMANCE HISTORY AND RELATED EVENTS
cave...a dance for lilith premiered on November 9, 2012 and ran for two weekends at The Brewery in downtown Los Angeles as a co-production with LA Contemporary Dance Company.
On February 18, 2020, Artistic Director Aaron Henne presented the talk "A Dance for Lilith: Depictions of a Demon Goddess"at The Philosophical Research Society. The lecture covered aspects of the production and research for the work including the origin of Lilith, her connections to other Goddesses and demon figures, and her first appearances in religious mysticism.
all photos by Taso Papadakis
This production was made possible in part due to the generous support of The Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation.