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salome, dance for me press

"It has a sense of humor about the lurid tale while still managing to hold on to its basic horror ... intriguing compositions ... carr can project the essences of the characters through broad strokes. "

Bay Area Reporter

 

"Electrifying."

Talkin' Broadway

 

"Salomé has come a long way and still has something new to say."

American Theatre

 

"Trixxie Carr takes the Biblical tale to new places by adapting Oscar Wilde's seductive version of the story into a solo performance piece — but rather than going down the Richard Strauss musical route, she swaps traditional opera for glam rock with assistance from pianist (and former Adler Fellow) Robert Mollicone."

SF Weekly

 

"In fusing her own sensibility with the oft-told tale of Salome, carr joins other writers and artists throughout history, from the original tale told by the Gospels of Matthew and Mark through painters such as Filippo Lippi, Titian and Caravaggio, to an opera that predated Strauss’ (“Hérodiade,” by Jules Massenet, based on Flaubert’s story), to poetry, to songs (by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Liz Phair and many more) to dozens of films, including Al Pacino’s 2011 “Wilde Salome,” featuring Jessica Chastain. There’s even as asteroid named Salome."

 

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trixxie carr reviews

 

"Impressive!" - SF Chronicle


"She’s fabulous.  This triple threat (at least!) has a dynamic stage presence, powerful voice, and hot moves." -SF Bay Times


"trixxie carr is one of the best all around performers I have ever seen." - Audience Member


"Multi-talented and always sexy!"  - Under The Golden Gate

 

"Lovely and smokin' hot." – mashuptown.com



 

THE STORY OF SALOME

 

Judea, A.D. 30. On the moonlit terrace of the Tetrach, King Herod’s palace, Salome rushes out for fresh air, bored with Herod’s lechery and his coarse guests. Echoing from a deep cistern is the voice of a prophet, Iokanaan, imprisoned by Herod, who fears him. 

 

Inside the well, Iokanaan denounces the incestuous union of Herod and Salome’s mother, Herodias, and demands Salome repent. Equally apalled and mesmerised, Salome is increasingly overcome by desire for Iokanaan, and sees him a means of escape from her life.The prophet rejects her, speaking of the Son of God who will come to save mankind. 
Herod emerges with Herodias, seeking Salome, who soon enters, only to continue ignoring his advances. Iokanaan cries prophectic warnings from the well, which prompts Herodias to demand he be silenced. Herod’s attention is solely focused on Salome, whom he begs to dance for him, and promising anything she might wish in return. 
Salome makes him swear he will live up to his promise, then dances the Dance of the Seven Veils. In return, Salome demands her payment be the severed head of the prophet. As clouds obscure the moon, Salome seizes her reward passionately, ecstatically kissing Iokanaan’s lips, achieving fulfilment at last. 

Judea, A.D. 30. On the moonlit terrace of the Tetrach, King Herod’s palace, Salome rushes out for fresh air, bored with Herod’s lechery and his coarse guests. Echoing from a deep cistern is the voice of a prophet, Iokanaan, imprisoned by Herod, who fears him. 


Inside the well, Iokanaan denounces the incestuous union of Herod and Salome’s mother, Herodias, and demands Salome repent. Equally apalled and mesmerised, Salome is increasingly overcome by desire for Iokanaan, and sees him a means of escape from her life.The prophet rejects her, speaking of the Son of God who will come to save mankind. 

 

Herod emerges with Herodias, seeking Salome, who soon enters, only to continue ignoring his advances. Iokanaan cries prophectic warnings from the well, which prompts Herodias to demand he be silenced. Herod’s attention is solely focused on Salome, whom he begs to dance for him, and promising anything she might wish in return. 

 

Salome makes him swear he will live up to his promise, then dances the Dance of the Seven Veils. In return, Salome demands her payment be the severed head of the prophet. As clouds obscure the moon, Salome seizes her reward passionately, ecstatically kissing Iokanaan’s lips, achieving fulfilment at last. 




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