Interactive Broadcast

18:00-19:00, Tuesday 8th September 2020

Watch the broadcast below

 

Music: Gareth Churchill

Words: Hafsah Aneela Bashir

 

It’s 1795. Pero Jones is stood peering out of the attic window of 7 Great George Street, Bristol. He is drinking, lamenting about his beloved from the Caribbean island of Nevis…

 

Inspired by the felling of Colston’s statue, this is opera resonating with reality.

 

An artist shares the stage with singers and instrumentalists, responding to sound with brushstrokes on canvas.

 

Deaf and hearing audiences meet in the space between breaths in this filmed workshop presentation of Act I.

 

The initial broadcast included a Q&A to explore formidAbility’s approach to accessibility and our process in developing this new work from an initial idea, through R&D to the planned full production. We place accessibility at the heart of the creative process, giving it artistic life of its own that reflects the energy and emotion of our productions, bringing disabled and non disabled artists and audiences together in a shared experience, and challenging perceptions of disability and inclusion in opera. It was available for 28 days after the initial broadcast.

 

All ages (mostly adults)

Content warning: Distressing scenes including slavery

 

Produced by formidAbility

 

Venue: Interactive Broadcast

 

 

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Libretto Extract:

 

The Bridge Between Breaths by Hafsah Aneela Bashir

 

Act One – It’s 1795. Pero Jones is stood peering out of the attic window of 7 Great George Street, Bristol, overlooking the harbour.

 

He is drinking, lamenting about his beloved from the Caribbean island of Nevis.

 

Off-stage a spirit is heard.

 

Inhale. Breathe free

Between the chest bone

And the heart,

we’ll meet,

 

Our breath, a bridge

From where we rise and fall,

Time suspended,

Can you hear my call?

 

Singer Receiving New Libretto, Smiling
Joanne Receives The New Libretto!

 

If you would like to help Tête à Tête and the artists creating this show, take a look at this.

 

 

On the same day:

Music: Gareth ChurchillLibretto: Hafsah Aneela Bashir Co-Directors: Toria Banks and Simone Ibbett-Brown Musical Director: Stephen Higgins Pero: Ronald Samm Spirit: Joanne Roughton-Arnold Clarinet: Matthew Scott Cello: James Douglas Artist: Tiffany Lambert Co-Producers: Joanne Roughton-Arnold and Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol

Music: Gareth Churchill

Libretto: Hafsah Aneela Bashir

Co-Directors: Toria Banks and Simone Ibbett-Brown

Musical Director: Stephen Higgins

Pero: Ronald Samm

Spirit: Joanne Roughton-Arnold

Clarinet: Matthew Scott

Cello: James Douglas

Artist: Tiffany Lambert

Co-Producers: Joanne Roughton-Arnold and Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol