Ivy Baldwin's Bear Crown at DTW.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/what-a-lovely-bear-crown/686/
Lawrence Cassella says, “My what a lovely bear crown you’ve got there. Did you get that at the bear crown store?” He and Baldwin try to outcompliment one another (“those are the loveliest bear lips I’ve ever seen”) in the vein of an absurdist fable, a genre which seems to intrigue Baldwin. She created the piece while in Romania, and says the title comes from a popular brand of beer there. Kitsch as that sounds, there is still a significant bear population in Romania; no doubt the animal’s potent presence and mythical associations provide rich fodder.