20:00-20:40, Saturday 27th July 2019
Music: Paula M. Kimper
Words: Elizabeth Bishop
What to do if you are someone who just keeps losing things? Well, become very good at it, then write a poem to help others profit from your experiences…
By age 5, poet Elizabeth Bishop had lost her father, mother, and any sense of belonging. Over a lifetime of travel, adventure, writing, and drinking, she also lost lovers, houses, entire continents…and left us her villanelle One Art, an ode to the ‘art of losing.’
A mix of narrative cabaret, staged song cycle, and one woman opera, One Art shows us how great art is often wrested from great heartbreak.
‘Tremendously powerful depiction of a rich and sad life…beautifully presented.’
Please note there are references to suicide in this show.
Produced by Femme Lunatique Productions
Also on the same day:
Performer/Script Developer: Laure Meloy
Composer: Paula M. Kimper
Director/Script Development: Brigitte Baden-Rennie
Poet: Elizabeth Bishop
Commissioning Organisation: Femme Lunatique