CREATE AN OPERA IN 5 DAYS
A SUMMER YOUTH PROJECT AT THE GRANGE
Monday 27-Friday 31 August 2018
The Grange Festival is working with 80 young people (aged 12-18) in an extraordinary summer project – Time Capsule. Alongside four dynamic professionals – a director, music director, choreographer and designer, together with 2 professional singers – they will debate, mind map & develop Time Capsule ideas, creating words, music and dance routines, then rehearse and perform a contemporary opera from scratch. They will be split into 3 groups – drama/music, dance and design. This will be a fast moving, exhilarating project.
Karen Gillingham (Director) is an experienced and talented leader of large scale youth and community group projects at Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, ENO and Garsington Opera;
Dominic Harlan (Music Director) has devised and led workshops with Glyndebourne, Opera North and at the Cheltenham Festival.
Ruth Paton (Designer) has worked on large scale educational and community projects with ROH, ENO, ETO and British Museum.
Natasha Khamjani (Choreographer) uses a variety of dance styles from Lindy Hop to contemporary in large community groups including the Opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
with Anna Sideris (Soprano) and Rob Gildon (Baritone)
TIME CAPSULE – THE CHALLENGE
The group will embark on a journey into the unknown as passengers in Elon Musk/Space-X’s Dragon transporter. First, they will create a time capsule to leave on Mars choosing 5 things that mark the best of man’s greatest achievements on earth.
Secondly, they will have an opportunity to pass close to a black hole discovered last year by Stephen Hawking. As they pass, they can throw into the black hole, 5 things they dislike about the world, without which the world would be a better place.
Watch this short documentary Beautiful World, a previous project led by the same team
There are a few spaces left on this project, for more information please email Susan Hamilton.