“Without war there are no heroes."
"What harm would that be?"
"Oh, Lavinia, what a woman's question that is.”
- from: Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin
HEROPERA is an improvised, ‘ad-lib’ performance deconstructing the concept of opera and challenging traditional ideas about heroism and storytelling. Sparked by speculative fiction and rooted in various disciplines, TRICKSTER plays around with the cultural and visual codes of opera, practising the relational, the messy, the spontaneous, the unpredictable. Instead of tragic heroines who sacrifice or annihilate themselves, this opera stages five women who can conjure up something on the spot, and are not afraid of not knowing (yet). Non-heroism and the unseen therefore also earn their spot in this collective 'work' (operare). While venturing into a post-normal future, all TRICKSTERs are collaboratively and simultaneously the actors, singers, writers, scenographers, composers and technicians of this show..
... een futuristisch operadrama met onnavolgbare aria's van zowel mensachtige computerstemmen als computerachtige mensenzangers
... a futuristic operatic drama intertwined with inconceivable aria’s by both human-like computer voices and computer-like human singers
foto: Nathalie Smoor!
13 oktober: Vrijburcht, Amsterdam
29 september: Zaal 3, Den Haag
9 june: Concordia, Enschede
8 june: Extrapool, Nijmegen
4 june: Ostade A’dam
3 june: Ostade A’dam
19 may: UBIK/WORM (première)
17 may: UBIK/WORM (try-out)
no future events coming up soon.....