Beautifully conceived & executed performance to music composed by Effy & Litha Efthymiou. Gill Rowe, The Coln Trust

Rituals to Mould her with

Synopsis


Effy and Litha are bringing their new multimedia venture ‘Rituals to Mould her with’ to Kings Place, Handel House, Turner Sims and RWA this Winter. Like all their staged compositions, it has a strong theatrical, choreographical and directorial style, fusing music for harpsichord, electronics, percussion and found objects with theatre and movement.

The project unites 'Britain's most progressive harpsichordist' (The Independent on Sunday), Jane Chapman, with two rising stars of the theatre and dance worlds, actor Esmé Patey-Ford (West End debut Hand to God, Vaudeville Theatre) and dance artist Harriet Parker-Beldeau (recent collaborator of Willi Dorner, Charles Linehan and Wayne McGregor).

‘Rituals to Mould Her With’ is a conceptual stage work inspired by the musical ritual that celebrated the Virgin Mary in early-medieval Spain. The composers and performance artists have drawn material from 1100-year-old manuscripts and engaged with cutting-edge research at the University of Bristol to show how the ‘Mary Ritual’ was a loaded and powerful tool used by prominent men to shape and communicate male ideals for femininity. 

 

Performances


RWA
17 November 2016 


TURNER SIMS
5 December 2016 


KINGS PLACE
5 February 2017 


HANDEL & HENDRIX IN LONDON
19 May 2017
 

Artistic team


 

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