Ouverture Alcina

P.S. 122
150 1st Avenue (@ Corner of 9th Street), New York, NY 10003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Presented Upstairs of PS122 Part of COIL 2011 Ouverture Alcina is a vocal performance based on the figure of the sorceress Alcina from Ludovico Ariosto's renaissance poem Orlando furioso. It is a fight between the power of the voice and of music, a deep and surprising alchemy that draws the figure of the sorceress, wounded by love, in her iconic immobility. No action, no spectacle, just a ghost that howls an untreatable pain. The "canto" in Romagnol dialect (the dialect from Romagna, a region in the North of Italy), an "ultra-local" harsh and archaic language, makes a strongpoint of its incommunicability and objective music.

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http://www.ps122.org/performances/coil_2011.html