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Performances That Have Melted Into Thin Air
Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Marco Soriano - 2003


In July 2006 I went to see a production of Angels in America. The actors were Sarah Rodgers, Marco Soriano, Denis Simpson and Alan Morgan. I had the delightful pleasure of having photographed at one time or another all four. Now today June 14 2017 that striking show has hit home in a different way.

Angels in America 
Angels in America II 
Are Melted into Thin Air

Denis Simpson is dead, Sarah Rodgers is a renowned theatrical director, Alan Morgan is sort of retired and Marco Soriano (his birthday today) teaches others his profession.

As my Rosemary’s cat Casi-Casi slept next to me I gave all the above some thought. In my years in Vancouver I have gone to many concerts, plays, art exhibitions and dance. None if any have been recorded on hard copy. They remain in my memory that they indeed happened. In some cases my blogs (since January 2006) are my personal records and remind me that all those events still live within me.

Many of my slides, negatives and prints have made it in the past onto newspapers and magazines. As memory of these magazines and publications fade (as well as the fading hard copies) I myself fade into oblivion as we all must even if we purchase a park bench with our name on it.
But at the very least the presence of these negatives and slide in my files are tactile examples of aspects of my life.

What to those living three actors of that long ago Angels in America have? What of those talented dancers by the likes of Cory Caulfield, Emily Molnar, Evelyn Hart, Wen Wai Wang, Sandrine Cassini, Crystal Pite and many others have except faded movements in the memories of those who were witnesses.

This fleeting wonder is but a preparation for our eventual death. But we must keep the memories alive for as long as we can. We owe it to them.

Happy birthday Marco!



     

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4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17