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October 17, 2014

White Light Festival 2014: How Like An Angel, October 22-24

White Light Festival

White Light Festival 2014


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm

James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway

How Like an Angel (U.S. Premiere)

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and Robert Hollingworth

Circa

I Fagiolini

Tallis: Gaude gloriosa Dei mater

Daniel-Lesur: Dialogue, from Le cantique des cantiques

Bheka Dlamini: Umsindisi

Hildegard of Bingen: O viridissima virga

Josquin: Agnus Dei, from Missa “L’homme armé” sexti toni

Victoria: Alma Redemptoris mater

Roderick Williams: Gaude Hildegard Patterns

Adrian Williams: Hymn to Awe

There will be a post-performance discussion on Thursday, October 23 with I Fagiolini music director Robert Hollingworth.

Acrobats soar with the glorious sound of sacred song in the U.S. premiere of this exhilarating 2012 collaboration between Australian avant-garde circus troupe Circa and renowned British early music choir

I Fagiolini. In this site-specific creation, six Circa acrobats perform in a church to music provided by the nine-person vocal group I Fagiolini. The combination of these two groups in a space that invokes religious themes is meant to challenge audience members’ perceptions of the relationships between buildings and to formal worship, or, as Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz describes, sets out to tackle “belief, love, failure, ascent, humility, endurance, passion, loss, death, and life.” The music comprises Renaissance motets, a medieval monody, South African church music, and a commission from British composer Adrian Williams. How Like an Angel features Circa acrobats and architecture “in genuine dialogue with each other” (Guardian) and invites the audience to stand and shift position as the performers move around the space, creating a truly immersive experience.


>> http://whitelightfestival.org/events/how-like-an-angel


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Caption: "How Like an Angel" created by Yaron Lifschitz and Robert Hollingworth; featuring Circa and I Fagiolini.
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Caption: "How Like an Angel" created by Yaron Lifschitz and Robert Hollingworth; featuring Circa and I Fagiolini.
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