Goat Island’s “The Lastmaker”
The decision to dissolve your internationally renowned, 20-year-old performance company cannot be an easy one to make. But Chicago’s Goat Island found celebration in cessation, and invited audiences worldwide to join them in saying goodbye with the tour of their final performance, “The Lastmaker.” This complex and captivating expedition into what it means to come to an end felt less like a presentation than a communion—an intimate and piercing culmination of a collected life in art. If it is indeed true that all good things must come to an end, then Goat Island has crafted the ultimate farewell, befitting their legacy—one that will last and last.
Best of Chicago 2008