Recycled fabrics, feathers, beads, LED lights, mirrors, tree branches.
Commissioned concept development, design, and production of costumes, lighting, set (props), and hair + makeup for Gabrielle Herbst’s Experimental Opera ‘Bodiless’.
Progressing through three dream-like non-narrative tableaux exploring themes such as birth, life, and death, the three singers simultaneously embody each of the three bodiless fates, singing text which ranges from abstract vocals, to surreal associative poetry.
‘Bodiless’ is the first evening-length opera by Gabrielle Herbst, it was commissioned by Roulette and the Jerome Foundation. The work, with libretto by Iceland-based Canadian writer Angela Rawlings, takes its inspiration from French feminist writer Hélène Cixous’ dream diaries Dream I Tell You. Vocalists Ariadne Greif, Lucy Dhegrae, and Gabrielle Herbst were joined by Contemporaneous and led by conductor David Bloom.