Firegarden: Contents & The Journey to its Creation
Gail Langstroth: „At the age of sixteen I met the life, language, and landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula. The great poetic voices of Spain, Jiménez, Hernández, Machado, Lorca, Bousoño came alive for me. I was inspired to learn Spanish so I could read the work of these masters. Over the years I returned to Spain in order to further my studies, to teach and to perform as a eurythmist. In moments of musing while watching the crowd in a café or market place, I began to translate my own lyric poems into Spanish. That joy became my bilingual book firegarden / jardín-de-fuego.
In July, 2017, the NYC-based actor and director David Deblinger wove 19 of the book’s poems into a dynamic performance for myself and Argentinian actress Laura Suárez.“ In the show’s 1 hour 10 minute run we invite the audience on an exhilara-ting immersion into a unique poetic word world. Between moss / devil \ goat / bucket | rage /\ bible || lightning & love we meet. Our hearts open—we leap, we awaken. Audience & performers alike enter the shared soul-turf that makes us human. Firegarden / jardin-de-fuego is an unforgettable language feast: Spanish & English.
Gail over het ensemble Troiscuri: In 2005, after a two-year pause studying ancient languages in a theological seminary, I returned to the stage. This time my guitarist José Miguel Sánchez and I were joined by a Spanish actress. The duo became a trio—therefore Trioscuri became the name of the company. The stage production firegarden / jardín-de-fuego involves the collaboration of three artists: lighting and technical designer, actress/singer, and myself eurythmist/actress/poet. We bear the company name: TRIOSCURI.
20. Juli, 2017, Santiago de Compostela, Spanje
ongeveer 70 minuten
born in Oklahoma, raised under the Big Skies of Montana, B.A. degree Connecticut College, M.F.A. in poetry. Drew University, degree as a teacher & performer of eurythmy from Else Klink, Das Eurythmeum, Stuttgart Germany. Award-winning poet and translator, Ms. Langstroth presently makes Pittsburgh her home where she is an active member of the Madwomen in the Attic poetry workshops. To date she has brought over 50 productions as a solo eurythmist to stages in both North and South America, Spain, Germany, England, Russia, and Romania. Firgarden / jardín-de-fuego, mute silence, SiegelWorte, ALA ROTA, The Heart Between Hammers account for some of her productions. With over 14 films, some inspired by Pittsburgh tunnels and streets where the scars of domestic violence are visible (Sacred Sites) to (In &&&) where the architectural landscape of Peter Eisenman’s City of Culture, Santiago de Compostela, Spain sets the stage, Gail Langstroth is an out-and-out artist.