Message from the Artist: Andrew Dawson

I am very pleased to return to CAP UCLA with Space Panorama and Spirit of the Ring. It has been 30 years since Space Panorama was first performed in London’s West End in the aptly named Apollo Theatre, and it is wonderful to be performing this piece in the 50th Anniversary year of the actual Apollo 11 moon landing.

Spirit of the Ring, in contrast, is the full 16 hrs of Wagners epic story of greed, passion, love and death. Both performance pieces are recreations of epic stories — one of fact and the other fiction — both reach into the human soul and imagination.

A force de croire en ses rêves, l’homme en fait une réalité (By believing in his dreams, a man turns them into reality). —Hergé (author of TinTin)

Andrew Dawson