NNF17: The Arms of Sleep

From Monday 22nd May 2017 21:30 to Friday 26th May 2017 08:00

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.

Devised and created by Sian Croose & Jonathan Baker
Composers Jonathan Baker, Helen Chadwick, Orlando Gough and Jon Hopkins
Design by Laura Hopkins
Film by Sal Pittman
Lighting by Tim Tracey

Through dusk and darkness to dawn. The liminal space, drift and dream.

Forty audience members join the choir to travel into the space of sleep where galaxies are born; a 23rd-Century Vespers. Arriving in the beautiful surroundings of the Assembly House Norwich, guests will be given a bed each and spend the night surrounded by sound and shadows, balancing and drifting between sleep and wakefulness.

This ten-hour choral piece will feature specially-written music from Helen Chadwick, Orlando Gough, Jonathan Baker and Jon Hopkins.

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange
and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in your hand
Ah, what then?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Voice Project was created in 2008 by singers, composers and animateurs Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker. Based in Norwich, they premiere all of their large-scale vocal performance projects here.

Audiences should bring a simple overnight bag.

£30 Concessions

Find us here

The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ

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