MIF Philip Glass and Phelim McDermott’s Tao of Glass

Rehearsal images have been released for Tao of Glass ahead of its world premiere at Manchester International Festival.

The piece is a collaboration between world renowned composer Philip Glass and Obie and Olivier-Award winning performer-director Phelim McDermott

Commissioned by MIF and Improbable, Tao of Glass is scored with ten pieces of Glass’ mesmerising music, all in response to provocations on life, death and wisdom, shot with Improbable’s trademark theatricality.

Using a series of fragments from their own lives as artistic provocations, the artists – who have previously worked together on AkhnatenSatyagraha and The Perfect American – have embarked on a playful creative journey, investigating big questions in an intimate conversation with music, poetry and puppetry. 


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Cast rehearsal for Tao Of Glass. MIF. (c) Tristram Kenton

Tao of Glass runs from Thursday 11 – Saturday 20 July at Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

📷 Main photo: Cast rehearsal - Tao of Glass. (c) Tristram Kenton

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1 thought on “MIF Philip Glass and Phelim McDermott’s Tao of Glass”

  1. Mesmerising, delightful, heart opening, astonishing. This will be in my ‘I saw…….’ list. Up there in my lifetime top 5.

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