The Remarkably Talented Mr. Weaver
THE WEAVER ENSEMBLE
An eighteenth-century choreographic fantasy set to music by Clarke, Croft, Eccles, Finger, Lully, Paisible and Purcell, devised and created by Stephen Wyatt & Evelyn Nallen telling the story about how English choreographer John Weaver fought to achieve his dream of creating a proper dance-drama in a world that regarded dance as a frivolous side-line.
Teatru Manoel, Valletta Malta
Sunday 15th January 2023 - 6pm
The Little Prince
A story of love and friendship for children and grown-ups alike.
Welcome to the incredible story of the Little Prince, retold in this live show by a pilot stranded in the desert.
Nominated for Best Modern Choreography at National Dance Awards, 2021
Winner of the Fantastic for Families Best Family Event Award, 2020
Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups! Have you ever heard of a king who reigns over nothing? Or a businessman obsessively counting stars?
Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love.
Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award winning mix of dance, humour, singing and spoken word. With an original score by Frank Moon, design by Yann Seabra, video design by Daniel Denton and lighting by Jackie Shemesh, Protein’s new show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.
7 - 8 February 2023
11 - 12 February 2023
16 - 18 February 2023
20 February 2023
26 February 2023
5-6 March 2023
11 - 12 March 2023
The Wild Horn Fair R&D
A virtual production exploring the history, myth and mystery of Fairs and Festivities in Hastings and beyond. he story spans five centuries and follows the story of three Roses, whose lives are bookended by pandemics and marked by the struggle between propriety and societal norms and the wild abandon of the carnivalesque. It is set against a backdrop of the invention, growth, decline and re-invention of the travelling fair, the local market and Hastings’ High Streets.
The story spans five centuries and follows the story of three Roses, whose lives are bookended by pandemics and marked by the struggle between propriety and societal norms and the wild abandon of the carnivalesque. It is set against a backdrop of the invention, growth, decline and re-invention of the travelling fair, the local market and Hastings’ High Streets.
Where opera meets flamenco…
Ainadamar brilliantly reimagines the life of poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, whose politics and sexuality led to his brutal execution during the Spanish Civil War. His story comes to life with startling beauty in this electrifying show. Osvaldo Golijov’s Grammy-award winning cinematic score grabs you from the very first beat – weaving together influences from around the world in a mesmerising mixture of opera and the traditional song and dance of Andalusia.
'Golijov’s masterpiece, destined to be among the great musical achievements of our time.'
'flamenco rhythms that crackle irresistibly with energy' ★★★★★ The Times
'a powerful 80 minute immersion in the creative life of Lorca' ★★★★★ The Herald
'a simultaneous hit on all the senses' ★★★★★ The Scotsman
'a powerful production of a powerful work' ★★★★★ The Arts Desk
'vibrant and deft' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Golijov’s music is underpinned by the gritty, physical spirit of the dance' ★★★★ The Telegraph
'darkly compelling work is a visual feast' ★★★★ The Stage.
WATERPERRY OPERA FESTIVAL
Making its UK professional premiere, this women-led production of Ana Sokolović’s virtuosic a cappella opera SVADBA will be directed by Rebecca Meltzer (Mansfield Park, Hansel and Gretel, Ariel), conducted by Lada Valešová, and designed by Grace Venning.
Sung in Serbian, Svadba is a coming of age tour de force exploring the lives of six women as they discover how to navigate the poignant transition from adolescence to adulthood. The action takes place the day before a wedding when the bride-to-be, Miliça, celebrates with her best friends. With complete abandonment and raw energy, Sokolović’s breath-taking score envelops us in a whirlwind of ritual, music and dance.
The Widow of Ephesus
The Widow of Ephesus,a chamber Opera in one act by Michael Hurd.
Our production of the new 'people's opera' BLOOM BRITANNIA. An affectionate, comic opera, bringing together influences from folk, pop and jazz, this is an opera like no other, and it is at the heart of Barefoot Opera's mission to engage new participants, as well as new audiences, in the experience of opera.