We are currently working on a large scale community project in response to our new production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten.
The music and ideas in Akhnaten serve as a springboard for a new 30-minute music theatre performance created by a mixed age community ensemble.
The piece explores time, from the ancient past to today and beyond. It considers the traces left behind by past societies, what we value today, and what we want to leave behind for future generations.
Over a series of weekly workshops through January and February, participants will create a series of moving tableaux, reworking and learning extracts from the opera and generating original material in response to the opera and the British Museum collection.
The project will culminate in a site-specific public performance on Sunday 6 March in the British Museum’s Great Court, in which the community participants will be joined by professional artists from ENO.
In partnership with Improbable Theatre, Streetwise Opera, Gandini, Brixton Youth Theatre, Raw Material, The Sorrell Foundation, London Metropolitan University, University College London’s Petrie Museum and The British Museum.
The project is now full, but do come along to the performance on Sunday 6 March.
The project is kindly supported by Shaftesbury PLC and Sue Sheridan OBE.