“Ouroboros” is the circular symbol of a serpent eating its own tail; its meaning
suggests beginnings and endings, seamlessly joined. For this libretto, I wanted
to explore these abstract notions on a human scale, through the lens of the loss
of a loved one, and to consider the question: What shape does grief take when
framed within a ring of constant rebirth?
Does this mean
there is no end?
A life will fold
as time extends
I stand above
the world you’re in
a loss a life
— from Ouroboros, by Nathaniel Bellows
Art and Culture Today
"[Ouroboros, from Epiphany: A Cycle of Life] reflects upon luminosity, music, time, space, life and death, with members of the audience becoming a part of the work and, in the process, connecting with themselves and with the present — the elusive moment of the here and now…Marked by a clear sense of ease and cohesion…energizing yet also soothing and meditative, poetic.