One Art

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

 

RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX

 

 

 

One_Art_photoby_Claire_Shovelton - 4

 

 

Facebook: Laure Meloy, Soprano

Facebook: Femme Lunatique Productions

Twitter: @LameLoy

Twitter: @FemmeLunaProd

Instagram: @LaureMeloy

 

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