Marathon Dancing: Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense will be opening at Rutgers University on December 3rd. Zishan Ugurlu is invited as a guest director to direct the production as part of the 250th celebration of Rutgers University and the 40th year anniversary of the BFA Dance Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Marathon Dancing was conceived and directed by Zishan Ugurlu, Associate Professor of Theater, and was first performed by Lang students as part of The Arts Theater production in 2014 at La MaMa Theater.
Marathon Dancing is a dance-theater production drawing parallels between participants in Depression-era dance contests looking for a financial
windfall, and angry letters written to bank executives in the wake
of the 2008 financial meltdown. Based on the book and film
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and featuring letters from the
book The Trouble is the Banks, edited by Mark Greif, Associate Professor of Literary Studies.
Read more here.