Meet Mr. R

In the myth of the founding of Rome, Romulus kills his brother Remus. This work suggests that Romulus must kill the Remus in himself if he is to take on the role of founder/leader. He would rather stay wild and with the wolves, but without destroying the wildness and freedom of nature, without caging the she-wolf who nursed him, he cannot live in the modern world. Meet Mr. R (1995) explores the binaires of wild and civilized, free and regulated. It asks the question of what price one is willing to pay to choose one side or the other.


Additional Info

  • Duration: 0:55:54
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cast: Movement performance: Hellmut Gottschild; Additional performance: Shashwati Talukdar, Paule Turner
  • Credits: Choreography: Hellmut Gottschild; Musical collaborator: Lenny Seidman