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About the Grant

$15,000 to support Byron Au Yong's Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas (MAP 2007), a ceremonial work that explores the forced migration and outsourcing of water.

About the Project

Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas is a ceremonial work that explores the forced migration and outsourcing of water. Created by composer/percussionist Byron Au Yong in collaboration with an entourage of classical and experimental musicians, dancers and media artists such as choreographer/performer Edisa Weeks, Kidnapping Water incorporates texts about water shortages in India, with bottled water trivia, with stories of floods and droughts to discover ways water connects and terrifies people in the places they call home.

From 2007 to 2008, Au Yong and his team will perform 64 Bottled Water site-specific Happenings throughout the world. These will be collected into the work Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas to be premiered in the New Media Gallery at Jack Straw Productions with subsequent performances in historic buildings, outdoor fountains, public galleries, and other performance spaces.

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