Interdisciplinary Arts Collective presents Unidentified Subject

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Appearing at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, Interdisciplinary Arts Collective is proud to present Unidentified Subject, an operetta in one act. UNSUB premieres July 31, with additional performances August 6 and August 8. 

Inspired by the works of Roberto Bolaño and Richard Strauss, Unidentified Subject is an experimental foray into the archive – living and past, personal and communal. Through movement, sound, and light, the opera explores what it means to witness, what it means to wait, and what it means to navigate exile, power, violence and fate. 

The pasticcio opera features a combination of original choreography and music with compositions by Richard Strauss, C. Tangana, and other artists. The libretto was composed by Interdisciplinary Arts Collective using text excerpts from Bolaño, Sophocles, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, and Carmen Maria Machado. UNSUB originally premiered in May of 2021 as a collaboration between IAC members Indigo Cook and Nathaniel Woolley. The revised opera, with additional IAC artists joining as a Greek Chorus, will premiere at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival 2021. 

Interdisciplinary Arts Collective is a local collaborative performance group made up of musicians, dancers, poets, and visual artists, with a focus on experimental and avant-garde art. Past performances include the Utah Arts Festival, the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, the Westminster College Chamber Series, and FluxConcerts around Salt Lake City. More information on the group and upcoming projects:

Unidentified Subject will be hosted at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, held at the Gateway, 131 S Rio Grande Street, during the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August. UNSUB show dates and times are July 31 at 6:00pm, August 6 at 9:00pm, and August 8 at 4:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at

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