Opera and the Undoing of Women

Bryon, Experience (2008) Opera and the Undoing of Women. [Performance] (Unpublished)
Creators:Bryon, Experience
Performance Type:Public Production

Opera and the Undoing of Women by Experience Vocal Dance Company used an experimental method called the Integrative Performance Practice, an exacting technique that allows the performer the freedom to completely integrate unlimited movement and uncompromised bel canto singing. The piece was inspired by Catherine Clement’s book Opera & the Undoing of Women which looks at the stories of opera from a feminist perspective. Femme fatales, murder, suicide, disease and madness; we felt these ideas might be ready for more than the traditional stand and sing treatment. Here we retain the basic events of the arias and ensembles and sing in original languages, but re-contextualize the pieces as a poetic journey through womanhood while singing in real time.

A Multi Modal presentation of PaR in the area and development of Vocal Dance. The package will evidence a key enquiry into the integration of movement and the voice experimented within Experience Vocal Dance Company. The often surprising findings of a key question: How far can you push the boundaries of vocal production and extreme movement without compromising either on their own aesthetic terms, will be evidenced through, interviews, programs, rehearsal films, training films, artist testimonials, reviews and films of performance outcomes, emails, skype discussions and rehearsal notes 2013 London / New York

Item Type:Performance
Uncontrolled Keywords:Performance as Research, opera, women, Experience Vocal Dance Company
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Event Location:NYC
ID Code:235
Deposited By: Ms Research Administrator
Deposited On:28 Apr 2016 15:26
Last Modified:10 May 2018 14:08
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