Performance: Trulee Hall, Tongues Duel the Corn Whores, an Opera

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Trulee Hall, Tongues Duel the Corn Whores, an Opera, performance sketch courtesy of the artist.
Trulee Hall, Tongues Duel the Corn Whores, an Opera, performance sketch courtesy of the artist.

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Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.

Marking Hall’s first project in Europe this ritualistic theatrical event will explore the sacred and profane - the awkward and sexy. Hall’s novel feminism disrupts gendered archetypes and re-purposes elements of erotica; using large scale puppetry, dancing sculptures, elaborate costumes and expansive choreography that fuses the musical performance into a lush visual feast.

Her euphoric visual narrative responds the architecture and atmosphere of the former Methodist chapel in which it is performed. Using the structure of opera, classically trained singers and an original score that combines gospel, rap, beatboxing, glossolalia, minimalist noise, and pop accompanied by live instrumentation to explode psycho-sexual quandaries and produce something entirely its own.

Doors will open at 18:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 23:00.

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