Monday 12 - Friday 23 September
Image Credit: Collage Louise Ahl made using a painting by Ithell Colquhoun as background .
Louise will spend two weeks in residency at Dance Base for an early Research and Development phase of an experimental solo opera performance, working with riddles and audio description as operatic and choreographic material. The riddles play with liminality, the power of transformation and embrace an ecological perspective in which they sometimes speak on behalf of other species, natural phenomena and inanimate parts of nature. She will use riddles as a basic concept for description, but develop description of movements, costume, stage design etc. using poetic and playful language to create the libretto for the opera. During this residency She will be working with artist Jo Hellier to develop libretto/audio description with consultation from Visual describer Juliana Capes and access consultants Quiplash. They will also develop movement material alongside the sung description.
The project is a Tramway co-production, supported through The Work Room’s Residency programme and Dance Base. Supported by Creative Scotland and a Jerwood Arts’ Live Work Fund Award.
Lead Artist: Louise Ahl
Artistic collaborator: Jo Hellier
Composer/Sound design: Yas Clarke
Audio description consultancy: Quiplash and Juliana Capes
Producer: Michael Kitchin
Scent designer: Clara Weale
Supported through our In-Kind Studio Space & Support