by Caitlin, 4 August 2015
So, the video of the production is great, but these photos of our production at the New Diorama Theatre by the fabulous Claire Shovelton are just as exciting for me – beautiful and mysterious and really evocative:
Aren’t they great? These are just a few of the great set of photos of the production, and I really urge you to and check out the full set on Flickr as they’re really amazing.
Plus, she took this lovely team shot of us at the end of our run-through! Left to right are: Omar Shahryar, director, Simon Oliver Marsh, tenor, Alexandra Kremakova, piano, and Caitlin Rowley, composer & producer:
So thanks to Claire and to Tête à Tête for arranging for her to be available to us (and all the other productions in the festival!). We’re all delighted with how these turned out!
by Caitlin, 3 August 2015
Firstly, we’d all like to say huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along to our performances of Crossing Dartmoor at the New Diorama Theatre – we really hope you enjoyed the production!
Now that these performances are done, we’re deep in admin-central-aftermath territory. Returning props, considering outcomes, reviewing audience feedback. Most excitingly we get to relive the whole thing without the performance-day jitters through the wonder of online video! Tête à Tête very kindly film all the performances in the festival and it’s always great to be able to look back over a show, as well as have the opportunity to give those who couldn’t be there a glimpse into what it was like. The performance in this video was the first show on Saturday 25 July, and it’s looking great!
Crossing Dartmoor from Tête à Tête on Vimeo.
And of course, huge thanks, too, to Arts Council England and the National Lottery for funding this performance at the New Diorama Theatre, to Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, King’s Cross and their Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones for their support and encouragement, and to Sound and Music for the Francis Chagrin Award they gave me to help with the costs involved in creating the field recording sections of the work (which haven’t come through very clearly on the video but I’ll be posting the recordings from the show on SoundCloud soon).