ARMS OF LOVE
Presented by The Song Company
music by Dietrich Buxtehude & Chris Williams – feat. choreography by Karul Projects
Arms of Love combines The Song Company’s trademark exquisite singing with haunting choreography conceived by Karul Projects' Thomas E.S. Kelly in a semi-staged, evocative rendering of two majestic musical masterpieces.
One of the marvels of the baroque period, Membra Jesu Nostri, by Dietrich Buxtehude is intertwined with a major new work, I pray the sea, by Australian composer Chris Williams, that draws on texts from award-winning author Behrouz Boochani and has been specially commissioned for The Song Company with the generous support of the SILO Collective.
Co-curated/directed by Robert Macfarlane against the background of an ongoing refugee crisis at home and abroad. Throw away any expectations you may have about the old and the new – this project promises to be one of the most exciting and original fusions of chamber music and dance from the incredible vocal artists of The Song Company.
THE SONG COMPANY SINGERS: AMY MOORE, CHLOE LANKSHEAR, STEPHANIE DILLON, ROBERT MACFARLANE AND THOMAS FLINT * INSTRUMENTAL CONTINUO: HYLTON MOWDAY (SOPRANO SAXOPHONE), JENNY ERIKSSON (ELECTRIC VIOLA DA GAMBA) AND THE SONG COMPANY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ANTONY PITTS (RHODES KEYBOARD) * GUEST ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ROBERT MACFARLANE * CHOREOGRAPHER: THOMAS E.S. KELLY * PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER HAYLES * PROMOTIONAL VIDEO: KAI RAISBECK