Title of work

Divine Harmonies

Synopsis

Through her works, Hildegard Von Bingen sought to alleviate human suffering, both physically and spiritually, and spoke much about the varying polarities of men and women. Divine Harmonies observes the placement of these philosophies in our modern-day life. Quite often we hear the expression, 'If the walls could only speak?' Within the work, the women literally emerge from the wallpaper, and become the storytellers, voices from the past, rediscovering old tales, and challenging new ones. Contemporary composer Meredith Monk provided me with an ideal musical link to the middle ages, through her own compositions and recreations of Hildegard's vocal style.

Choreography

Shaun Parker

Music/sound

Hildegard Von Bingen, Meredith Monk

Dancers

Original cast: Craig Bary, Trisha Dunn, Jason Lam, Malcolm McMillian, Tanya Voges

Dancers in Remounts: Jason Northam, James Shannon

Designers

Set and Costume: Greg Clarke, Lighting: Darren Willmott

Premiere

2005

Season/s

Divine Harmonies in 2005 and 2007 tour.  Download the program

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