Two new operas by the Irish composers Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice combine music, film and dance to create an experience of feeling and atmosphere. Their idea of opera is a truly contemporary one: minimal, intuitive, immersive.
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s Heimat, which features the choreographer and dancer Liv ODonoghue, focuses on the experience of modern-day nomads the emigrant, the drifter, the commuter. Fast and loud, the performance layers interviews, film and song to reveal ideas about rootedness and belonging.
Garrett Sholdice’s Recueillement, as the French title intimates, is a more gentle, contemplative piece, with choreography by Silja Thomsen, film by Krishan Hukam and the mezzo-soprano Michelle ORourke. Imagine dusk, two women, the ritual of Javanese gamelan music, the yearning words of Charles Baudelaire, a sense of changing light.
Krishan Hukam’s film of Michelle O’Rourke performing the prologue from Garrett Sholdice’s Recueillement below
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
24 & 25 AUG 2012 ~ Tickets
Duration: 90 mins with interval
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
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Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.
Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….
…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just 5. Ask at box office for more information.
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Written/composed by Garrett Sholdice & Benedict Schlepper-Connolly
Choreographed by Silja Thomsen & Liv O’Donoghue
Lighting by Aedin Cosgrove
Performed by Michelle O’Rourke