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VIEW FROM BEHIND THE FUTURISTIC ROSE TRELLIS | 2019

AN OPERA BY RAVIOLI ME AWAY & FRIENDS

 

A major touring performance in 3 acts by Ravioli Me Away involving  20 creative contributor/collaborators and produced accross multiple residencies at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge including an exhibition and double vinyl record of the soundtrack.

Toured and commissioned in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead; The Box, Plymouth; Block Universe Performance Festival, London; Heart n Soul, The Albany, London.

Funded by Arts Council England.

What about this?...

Are you really here?

If you are, then how do you know you are?

Are you looking for confirmation in the eyes of the person sitting next to you?

Do they know you? ..and if so how do they recognise you?

Is it from your jacket? Your hairstyle? Your dependable moral compass, witty remarks or bad breath?

RMA invite you to experience TVFBTFRT a poetic, vivid and generous multimedia extravaganza that creates a stylistic and comical portal celebrating life and all who perpetually squirm in it.

 

An experience that offers escapism from escapism! ...a genuine contempt for continuity an a true disdain for brain bloating its audience with a standardised straightforward narrative.

A soundtrack to everything and a monument to nothing TVFBTFRT sings and dances it way enthusiastically through inner and outer realities sifting through its characters to reveal moments of golden clarity to be shared by all.

 

Watch carefully now... look there through the leaves! ...it’s YOU! ...ME! ...and every his he and them slurping from the hot steamy saucepan of consciousness! Bon appetit friends, when you wake up tomorrow you might be someone else.

 

PERFORMED, WITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RAVIOLI ME AWAY (THEOBALD, RIDGWAY & DORRER) FEATURING...

5 tracks form the opera can be listened to on soundcloud. The full double disk LP album of the soundtrack is released on Wysing Polyphonic can be purchased here:

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/shop/shop_item/ravioli_me_away_the_view_from_behind_the_futuristic_rose_trellis 

VFBTFRT Performance Touring History:

9th February - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

30th March - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

11th May - The Box at The Barbican, Plymouth (matine and evening)

18th May - The Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead

1st June - Block Universe performance Festival at The Albany, London (matine and evening)

5 tracks form the opera can be listened to on soundcloud. The full double disk LP album of the soundtrack is released on Wysing Polyphonic can be purchased here:

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/shop/shop_item/ravioli_me_away_the_view_from_behind_the_futuristic_rose_trellis

VFBTFRT Participation 

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As part of the work, participatory workshops were held at Wysing Arts Centre in April 2017 to explore the role of the chorus within the theatrical construct, and how it relates to the collective and the individual. This three-day workshop was a collaborative exploration with open discussions, practical group exercises, simple role play and improvisation including singing, acting and audio recording. The aim of these fun and open workshops were to contribute and generate material for the final production. 

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