A concert unravels, we step inside the music . . .
Divertimento for Rope & Strings is a playful and unexpected performance collaboration between prize-winning aerial artist, Gisele Edwards, an acrobat and two virtuoso classical musicians. Captivating, funny and inventive, the artists play with the musical score exploring the spaces, the silences, the dots, the lines, the dashes, the melody, along the horizontal of the stave and the vertical of the metronome.
The full-cast production of Divertimento will premiere in Hastings at St Mary in the Castle, on 5th April 2018 (5.30pm for 6.00pm). Come and join us for a performance, a drink and a chat. This performance will be free but Gisele and her fellow artists are currently running a crowdfunding campaign to close the gap between what they have and what they need to deliver the show as they would like it to be. If you would like to help Gisele please go to:
Divertimento is an original performance conceived by Gisele and co-produced with MSL Projects.
An abridged showcase of the work, in partnership with Riotous Company as part of Tête à Tête Opera’s Cubitt Sessions in August 2016 (as seen above), received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the audience:
“Amazing, I’ve never seen anything like this before.”
“It was fresh, irreverent, surprising and very funny. I really enjoyed it."
“I thought it was fascinating. I found the fiddle and cello playing absolutely astonishing. And Gisele, she’s phenomenal, she gets stronger and stronger, it’s just extraordinary to watch the shapes that she creates and the incredible control she manages.”
“It was sort of like a modern representation of opera. It was really cool that they matched story with music so well, so it gave you two points of focus rather than just music.”
“I was brought to tears . . . so simple but brilliant, absolutely moved to tears.”
Please click here to see a trailer of the performance.
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