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INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS: The Surrender of Self in Mystical Contemplation

Carson Kievman, composer, librettist

World Premiere

"Daring... strikingly original... a smashing success

Miami Herald

Director: Jeffrey Marc Buchman

Conductor: Mary Adelyn Kauffman

Choreography: Rosa Mercedes

Costume Design: Camilla Haith

Projection Design: Alain Lores

Lighting Design: Patrick Tennent

Prop Design: Michael Miles


Dr. Helium White: Danielle Buonaiuto

Mission Specialist Hydrogen Jane: Nathalie Ávila

Professor Nitrogen Scarlett: Zaray Rodriguez

Flight Engineer Oxygen Cobalt: Timothy Stoddard

Commander Plutonium Plum: David Robinson

Science Officer Curium Black: Eric McConnell


"Connoisseurs of experimental music theater, dance and film should not miss this ground-breaking production."

South Florida Classical Review

photo credits: D. Ramos, A. McFarlane, R. Tazi

"A brilliant soundscape and eye-catching spectacle, splendidly crafted by Kievman, director Jeffrey Marc Buchman and a first-rate production team"


"Buchman’s fast-paced production offers a nonstop visual panorama. The image of a dead woman (the victim of the dictator’s corrupt brutality) being carried out on an improvised board through the audience at the conclusion of the first part was powerful and moving. From the flamboyant dance of the medicine man to agitated steps of warriors, Rosa Mercedes’ choreography was consistently imaginative."

South Florida Classical Review

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