Competition: TheOpenRehearsals at The Back Loft, La Cathedral Studios – CLOSEDTweet
OK so something a little different for music lovers. The Opera Theatre Company and LaCat Salons are running a night of improvised music from professionally trained classic musicians and theatre artists to create and explore an improvised musical theatre. It takes place in The Back Loft, La Cathedral Studios on October 30th 2012 with admission €8.
We have been offered two tickets to give away to our readers who want to experience something news, different and hopefully interesting. All you have to do is let us know you want to be in the draw and we’ll include you.
So just send your NAME and EMAIL using the form below and we’ll put you in the draw. The full press release is below if you want some more information on the event.
Competition closes Sunday 28th October at 11pm
Full Press Release Blurb
“An evening of improvised Opera”
TheOpenRehearsals are delighted to announce a unique, first-of-its kind show, taking place on Tuesday October 30th at the Back Loft (off Thomas St.) at 8.30pm. The show is our first with a new, expanded line-up and is presented in association with Opera Theatre Company and LaCat Salons. TheOpenRehearsals are a group of professionally trained classical musicians/theatre artists who have come together to explore the possibilities of improvised music theatre. The music, which is improvised anew in each performance lends itself to an uncanny sense of focus and unpredictability.
This combination of music and theatre in one entity is more reminiscent of traditional art forms from around the world than of Western theatre: using physical theatre, masks, and random text what we do is pitched on the boundaries between abstract music, text art and theatre. We are currently exploring the concept of “the stage as a song”, a method of walking freely through a pre-set structure, whereby each place on the stage has its own musical atmosphere; actors and musicians can trigger changes when they choose by moving to another position. This is an original, fascinating new form of improvised opera.
The group is David Bremner (keyboard, composer, writer), Enda Collins (horn), Elizabeth Hilliard (soprano), Aidan McWatt (violin), Paul Nolan (actor), Andrea Scott (director/actor), Sandra Gonzalez Bandera (actor), Claire Fitch (cello), Alan Leech (tenor), Chris Stynes (percussion), Carolyn Goodwin (clarinet/saxophone), Aodán McCardle (poet).
Venue: The Back Loft, La Cathedral Studios
Date: 30th Oct 2012 @ 8.30pm
Tickets: €8/5 available from the venue on the night
TheOpenRehearsals gratefully acknowledge the support of the Arts Council through the Opera Project Award.