Chicago Exhibitions. NON:op presents its inaugural project, from Here to There, an experimental interactive operatic performance April 24th – 26th at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St.
NON:op presents its inaugural project, from Here to There, an experimental interactive operatic performance April 24th – 26th at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St. The performance combines keywords, artists, and art forms to establish relationships among the collaborative pieces within a three dimensional, 12,000 square foot warehouse space.
from Here to There examines the liminal space between the world we live in and the world we desire, bridging the gaps in our religious, cultural, social, and economic divides. Spectators will be provided with a map and/or set of instructions to navigate and (re)create the worlds they desire to live. The map will indicate destinations which may or may not lead to a desired goal.
NON:op is an experimental, multi-arts, non-opera collective that produces site-specific works for non-traditional venues. They focus on a co-creative approach to opera, producing works that break with traditional performance structures and the traditional role of the spectator as passive observer. Embracing opera as a combined work for the stage, by using multiple art forms as characters in the drama, the results are works that expand the meaning of opera to a multi-arts, participatory, immersive spectacle.
Founding Artists and f(H2T) co-creators:
Christopher Preissing (composer/curator), Carmen Helena Tellez (composer/conductor), Gregory O’Drobinak (sound artist/electronics), Gwendolyn Terry (sculptor/installation artist), Kristina Isabelle (choreographer), Liviu Pasare (video artist), Salome Chasnoff (filmmaker), Linda Solotaire (performance), Rita Ritz (performance/objects), Stacia Spencer (performance).
Dates/Times: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8pm
Fri & Sat, April 25 & 26 at 8pm & 10pm
Tickets: $20 general admission • $15 students and seniors
Purchase online at fH2T.brownpapertickets.com