Disability opera puts on Pierrot Lunaire
This should be really worth experiencing. From Joanna Roughton-Arnold:
I recently co-founded formidAbility, a new opera company working to break down barriers and challenge perceptions of disability and inclusion in the arts.
Our company is a healthy mix of disabled and non-disabled professional artists creating high calibre work and putting accessibility at the heart of the creative process, rather than an after thought tacked onto the periphery. We are giving accessibility artistic value of its own, so that it enhances the experience for the whole audience, not just those with a disability. We make no compromises on artistic standards.
Research and Development audience member
We are creating our first production to take to the 2019 Grimeborn Festival at London’s Arcola Theatre: a double-bill pairing HOTSPUR by Dame Gillian Whitehead and Fleur Adcock with Schoenberg’s iconic PIERROT LUNAIRE. We are combining opera with Signdance and the Rationale Method of audio description for the first time. Our performances at the Arcola Theatre are on 29th August and 1st September.
Footage of our work can be seen here.