Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Research and development opportunity for new community opera

Surrey Arts have commissioned a community opera called The Freedom Game to be performed at The Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 12th May 2015 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in Surrey.

The Freedom Game has been composed by Hannah Conway and written by Sir Richard Stilgoe, It will be directed by Karen Gillingham and choreographed by Katie Green (Made By Katie Green) with Hannah Batley. There will be a choir of 1000 primary school children and some additional groups, a semi professional choir of approximately 20 and a professional cast of 4. The orchestra will be made up of the Surrey Youth Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensembles. There will then be a stage company of 150-200 and a dance company of 50-75.

Katie Green would like to invite you to join her and Hannah to help them to explore themes related to the Magna Carta and start to develop a movement language for the opera.

Dates and times: 
Mon 27th October - 10-1pm
Thursday 13th November - 10-4pm
Thursday 11th December - 10-4pm
Place: Surrey Arts at Westfield Primary School in Woking, Bonsey Lane, Woking, Surrey GU22 9PR
(contact for more information about getting to the venue)

Please note, this is an R&D opportunity only, as the dance company for The Freedom Game will be composed of children and young people from schools in Surrey. Come along if you would like the opportunity to participate in a creative process, meet with other artists, and get to know Katie Green and Hannah Batley (Made By Katie Green will be auditioning for new dancers in 2015). You do not need to attend all 3 of the sessions.

Contact Katie Green on if you would like to attend some or all of these R&D sessions.

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