John Kelly’s Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte
Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte, John Kelly’s masterpiece of dance, film and music, dramatically depicts the life of Viennese expressionist, Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918), whose erotic paintings once got him jailed for pornography.
Originally presented at Dance Theater Workshop in 1986, it received an OBIE Award in 1987. An expanded and revised version was presented at La MaMa in 1995, and was listed by the New York Times as one of its Ten Best Events of the Year and toured extensively both nationally and internationally (Italy, France, Germany). Now, after more than a dozen years, John Kelly is bringing the piece back to La MaMa, performing it for the final time.
In addition to the stage production, there will be a concurrent exhibit of John Kelly’s visual artwork at La MaMa’s La Galleria.
John is a recipient of two 2010 NEA American Masterpieces Awards – one for Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte.