OPERA FOR TINY TOTS
8 MONTHS TO 4 YEARS
A nosy opera for snotty and sniffing young children.
Nose wants to be free.
Eye looks at Nose and says Nose has a wild hair.
It falls on deaf ears.
Ear tells Eye to shut up
and mouth is tongue-tied.
Nose wants to go look
beyond it’s tip.
Two singers/musicians and a video artist/guitarist present a sensory representation in 5 acts,
inspired by the parts of the face.
Eye, ear, nose, skin and mouth make their way through the face. Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch make a sensory experience possible.
In a world of selfies, facial expression and fake masking, the choice for video is almost self-evident. Even very young children now how to pose dramatically in front of mobile phones.
Gebaseerd op de canon van opera-aria’s met knipogen naar componisten als Händel, Purcell, Delibes,
Gershwin, Shostakovich, Offenbach en geïnspireerd op de novelle ‘De Neus’ van Gogol.
Concept and editing: Helene Bracke
Coaching and directing: Karel Van Ransbeeck
Performance and singing: Helene Bracke
Performance, singing and cello: Ewout Lehoucq
Performance and guitar: Senne Van Loock
Singing on tape: Jean Bermes
Video, imaging and editing: Senne Van Loock
Sound and editing: Tijl Wellens
Costumes: Evelyne Meersschaut
Decor: Wim van de Vyver
Coproduction: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Réseau Courte-Echelle
Paris, Compagnie ACTA Villiers-le- Bel and
Perpodium, with support from the Belgian Tax Shelter
Duration: 45 minutes
Playlist Runny Nose
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