Commissioned & Produced by ROH2 In an adventurous new collaboration with minimalist composer Graham Fitkin, Jasmin Vardimon MBE returns to the Royal Opera House to direct and choreograph a compelling new short opera entitled Home.
In her very first creation using live music on stage, Vardimon directs a beautiful and hauntingly eerie new piece exploring concepts of ‘home’ and how we strive to shield our homes from invasive and oppressive forces.
Performed by a company of fourteen with innovative animation by Jesse Collett, Home presents JVC dancers Estéban Fourmi, Aoi Nakamura and Luke Burrough, with singers Melanie Pappenheim and Victoria Couper, and The Graham Fitkin Band featuring nine musicians live on stage.
PREMIERE: 20 April 2012 at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House London
‘Innovative and accomplished’
‘A visual feast above a pulsating score’
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
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