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Channa Horwitz Poem/Opera, The Divided Person performance on the High Line

For the High Line, Horwitz restaged Poem/Opera, The Divided Person on May 17, 2012, a work that was originally performed in Bologna, Italy in 1978. The performance featured eight actors, each holding a 25-foot-long script that contained words describing the opposite qualities of a person: inner/outer, young/old, happy/sad, dreamer/realist. Following the reckless beat of a metronome, all of the actors read his or her script at the same time, creating an ordered cacophony that highlighted the infinite combinations between order and chance and between the written word and movement in time.