Opera (2019)
4-hour performance-installation for nine performers Commissioned by the Holden Gallery, Manchester 

Opera is a 4-hour performance-installation which combines visual motifs and musical gestures derived from the generic narrative tropes of opera. Expressions of high drama are blurred and re-directed non-verbally: characters dance flamboyantly, lounge, wrestle and gaze at one another. No one sings.

Opera is designed for a large open space with audience members able to position
themselves anywhere throughout its duration. Made with composer Jack Sheen.

Performers: Lucia Abbott, David Bainbridge, Svenja Bühl,  Juliet Davis-Dufayard,
Lawrence Dunn, Alex de Little, Jack Sheen, Danielle Summers, Anna Tulchinskaya

Footage by Scout Stuart