It was a lovely, warm Spring night in NYC for “Love Awakened,” Spark and Echo’s multi-disciplinary arts event held on April 18th, 2011, at 2 Great Jones in the East Village.

Jessica Cermak and Joie Bauer performed as lovers in a theatrical performance of one of history’s most beautiful love poems, Song of Songs. This piece was directed by Emily Clare Zempel and featured music by Jonathon Roberts, James Hall and Matthew Talmage. Complimenting the performance was live painting of a mural by Linda Serrone Rolon.

Following the performance was a talk by special guest author, Carey Wallace, author of The Blind Contessa’s New Machine. Ms. Wallace spoke on the unique qualities of love letters and what makes Song of Songs timeless. Audience members were also encouraged and given time to write their own expression of love to someone special in their life. Over fifty people were in attendance, and twenty households watched our live stream via the internet.

It was an exciting evening celebrating not only a memorable poem, but also the talents from amazing emerging artists from our community. Please continue to support their work. A special thank you to the many friends of Spark and Echo Arts that made this evening a success!

Click here to view more resources from this production including the script.

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