ART MONTH AT VERGE GALLERY
GIRLS AT THE TIN SHEDS: DUPLICATED. February 26 – March 21
KIMISIS OPERA. March 25 – 28
Thursday March 26 – Saturday March 28
Performance Times: 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm every night
A hit at Tasmania’s MONA FOMA Festival in 2010, Kimisis is a gallery-style installation work written and directed by Greek-Australian composer, Constantine Koukias. Kimisis commemorates the ‘falling asleep’ or the death and assumption of Mary, Mother of Christ, to Heaven.
Influenced by traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church, Koukias translates this religious occasion into a secular and highly contemporary experience: Byzantine and Christian Arabic music clash with electronic sounds and the soprano, singing in Ecclesiastical Greek, performs on a Pilates Trapeze machine.
The ritualistic elements, visual design and dramatic staging, combine to make this a universally moving and deeply immersive performance.
Creating highly memorable music theatre and opera, IHOS productions blend voice, dance and sound with installation, art and digital technology. Kimisis exemplifies the brilliant originality for which IHOS is internationally renowned.
Soprano: Irene Sarrinikolaou
Tickets here: www.trybooking.com/GQAB