The Bridge Between Breaths

THE BRIDGE BETWEEN BREATHS

Music by Gareth Churchill

Words by Hafsah Aneela Bashir

16th September 2020, 19:00-19:45

The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

Inhale.

 

The slow sweet measured gift of the breath entering the vast expanse of who we are.

 

A sacred space of encounter, between the chest bone and our hearts, where we meet. Our breath a bridge between us, time suspended, here our stories rise and fall.

 

The touch of fingers along the back of a hand, the voice at the end of a line, the Ruh rising from the ground, here where everything is a mirror, we wait. A line break in life. A stillness.

 

The birth of new ways to be, divine poetry in the swirl of our mouths, a light so bright, we hold our breath here even if it hurts to breathe, even if staying alive is a feat, here, where being human is a miracle, our breath - the bridge between us is no longer yours or mine.

 

At once, as One.

 

Exhale.

 

Opera and and live visual art meet deaf and hearing audiences in this space between breaths, a new story being shaped in art and sound. Share the opening part of this new work in progress as we explore the possibility of making opera accessible to deaf audiences through art, followed by audience Q&A.

Director - SARA BRODIE

Soprano - JOANNE ROUGHTON-ARNOLD

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