…From the meadow. A glowing fairy tale inspired on the life and work of György Ligeti, performed by Usine à Neige.
Usine à Neige pays tribute to the life and music of the Hungarian composer György Ligeti. In this fairy tale a hare tries to escape from an environment where danger lurks behind every corner. Discovering, experimenting and living out your fantasy are central themes in this new music theatre piece.
From the Meadow is played by a pianist, a painter, a video artist, a hare (performer) and a children’s choir. This sensory, visual and playful performance of approximately one hour contains no text and is suitable for children from the age of 6.
In seven scenes we see a hare mysteriously appearing and disappearing. His world is designed by an artist who paints landscapes on scene. In these landscapes the hare discovers children playing games and singing songs. Curiously he tries to understand their playful games and songs. The children however sing in a mysterious language and run around in ever changing landscapes. An innocent game of cat and mouse is played between the children and the hare: who’s is who and where does this game lead to? Slowly their innocent game evolves into a wild pursuit of the hare by a bunch of children. Video’s and musical fragments of Ligeti’s work illustrate the urgency for the hare to find an escape. In the end both the hare and the children seem to have found a safe haven.
In this project we work with local children’s choirs. The children sing songs in a fantasy language, play some scenes and will be having a lot of fun.
The cooperation with a local choir not only gives each performance a unique character, it also brings local people in direct contact with modern music and the theatre.