Guest event: The International Brazilian Opera Company

Guest event: The International Brazilian Opera Company

Mon, March 13, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Slipper Room

New York, NY

$20 (advance) / $25 (door) / $35 (pre-sold reserved seating)

This event is 21 and over

Guest event: The International Brazilian Opera Company
Guest event: The International Brazilian Opera Company
The International Brazilian Opera presents "Plastic Flowers" as part of UN Women's 2017 HeForShe Arts Week.

Starring Abby Powell as Penelope
Stage Direction: Jonathan Arak
Projection Art by Cila MacDowell
Soundscapes by Luigi Porto
Composed by João MacDowell
Featuring Nelly Rocha on cello and The Virtual Plastic Orchestra

There will be an artist talk following the show.

Plastic Flowers is about broken hearts in a fabricated universe. We all want love and affection. Virtual reality and promises of instant connection are bound to fall into frustration, for the very nature of the experience. They can be made of paper, or silk, perfectly beautiful in Japanese ornaments, or gathering dust in shelves of Dollar Stores. They are all Plastic Flowers, artificial paradises.

“I love Penelope: searching for permanence in a world of disposable relationships and fugitive desires, seduced by simulacra, she holds on fiercely to the possibility of making something real of her life. Joao MacDowell’s music is a fitting accompaniment to her quest; its elusive harmonies, ambiguous tonalities and blurring of generic lines suggest a self taking shape, a woman owning up to her powers of self-invention. Abby Powell brings Penelope to life with passion, color and wisdom.”

Anita Mercier, Liberal Arts Faculty, The Juilliard School – January 2013
Venue Information:
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St
New York, NY, 10002
http://slipperroom.com