DACAMERA PRODUCTIONS

An early innovator in interdisciplinary performance, DACAMERA is well-known for its original productions, many of which are part of the Music and the Literary Imagination series, conceived and directed by Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg. Recent original productions include A Proust Sonata and In the Garden of Dreams; as well as Jason Moran’s Holed Up and Kendrick Scott’s Unearthed.

 

Kendrick Scott’s Unearthed (2023)

Kendrick Scott’s Unearthed (2023)

Kendrick Scott's Unearthed (2023) World premiere: May 12, 2023Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center A new DACAMERA production memorializing the Sugar Land 95, bringing together original music, poetry and visuals Unearthed pays tribute to the tragic history behind the...

Sarah Rothenberg’s A Proust Sonata (2016)

Sarah Rothenberg’s A Proust Sonata (2016)

Sarah Rothenberg's A Proust Sonata (2016) World premiere: February 11, 2016Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center Additional productions:Rice University Moody Center for the Arts Nov. 16-18, 2017Lois Chiles Studio Theater New York Premiere: January 10-12, 2018 at FIAF...

Sacred Visions: Stravinsky and Messiaen (2015)

Sacred Visions: Stravinsky and Messiaen (2015)

Sacred Visions: Stravinsky and Messiaen (2015) World premiere: May 2, 2015Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center Conceived and directed by Sarah RothenbergLighting: Jennifer TiptonOriginal performers: Marilyn Nonken, piano and Sarah Rothenberg, piano; Houston Chamber...

The Rauschenberg Project: Holed Up (2015)

The Rauschenberg Project: Holed Up (2015)

The Rauschenberg Project: Holed Up (2015) World premiere: Saturday, February 7, 2015Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center Concept, direction and original compositions: Jason MoranVideo design: Robert PruittLighting and set design: Clint AllenPerformers: Jason Moran...

In the Garden of Dreams (2013)

In the Garden of Dreams (2013)

In the Garden of Dreams (2013) World premiere: Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center Concept and direction: Sarah RothenbergProjection and video design: Sven OrtelLighting and set design: Marcus DoshiOriginal performers:...

The Blue Rider: Kandinsky and Music (2011)

The Blue Rider: Kandinsky and Music (2011)

The Blue Rider: Kandinsky and Music (2011) World premiere: September 23, 2009Miller Theatre at Columbia University Houston premiere: January 29, 2011Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center The Blue Rider was co-commissioned by Works and Process at the Guggenheim and...

Chopin in Paris: Epigraph for a Condemned Book (2002)

Chopin in Paris: Epigraph for a Condemned Book (2002)

Chopin in Paris: Epigraph for a Condemned Book (2002) Workshop performance: January 13, 2002Yale Repertory Theater Houston premiere: April 12, 2002Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center A DACAMERA production, co-commissioned with Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven;...

Moondrunk (1998)

Moondrunk (1998)

Moondrunk (1998) World Premiere: April 3, 1998Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center New York premiere: January 15, 1999Great Performers at Lincoln Center “New Visions” series Opening Event A DACAMERA production, co-commissioned with the Society for the Performing...

Surrealism: Music, Art, Film and Literature (1998)

Surrealism: Music, Art, Film and Literature (1998)

Surrealism: Music, Art, Film and Literature (1998) World premiere: March 6, 1998Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center New York premiere: March 9, 1998Great Performers at Lincoln Center Conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg Original performers: William Sharp,...

The Musical World of Thomas Mann (1997)

The Musical World of Thomas Mann (1997)

The Musical World of Thomas Mann (1997) World premiere: April 4, 1997Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center New York premiere: April 7, 1997Great Performers at Lincoln Center Conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg Original performers: Katherine Ciesinski,...

Kafka’s Vision (1997)

Kafka’s Vision (1997)

Kafka's Vision (1997) World premiere: March 2, 1997Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center New York premiere: March 3, 1997Great Performers at Lincoln Center Conceived and directed by Sarah RothenbergOriginal performers: Schoenberg Quartet (Janneke van der Meer,...

St. Petersburg Legacy (1996)

St. Petersburg Legacy (1996)

St. Petersburg Legacy (1996) World premiere: November 15, 1996Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center New York premiere: November 18, 1996Great Performers at Lincoln Center Conceived and directed by Sarah RothenbergOriginal performers: Lucy Shelton, soprano; Elena...

Marcel Proust’s Paris (1995)

Marcel Proust’s Paris (1995)

Marcel Proust's Paris (1995)   World premiere: November 17, 1995Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center New York premiere: November 20, 1995Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater Conceived and directed by Sarah RothenbergOriginal performers:...

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DACAMERA is widely acclaimed for its innovative programming, notably Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg’s unique concerts connecting music with literature and the visual arts.

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