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New Dance Musical Voices of the Amazon heads to Sadler's Wells
Sisters Grimm produces this new dance musical
The UK premiere of a new dance musical Voices of the Amazon has been announced to open at Sadler's Wells this summer following performances in Moscow. Running from 4 to 8 July 2017 it will then travel to Singapore and has also been announced as part of the line-up for Latitude festival 2017.
Produced by Sisters Grimm, the creators of the Grammy Award-nominated show INALA, the production is directed by Pietra Mello-Pittman, choreographed by Helen Pickett and composed by Ella Spira in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters Danny Nascimento, Dito Martins and Julien Davis and world‐renowned percussionists Olodum.
Set amidst the Brazilian rainforest it follows the story of Beleza; a water spirit from the Amazon, whose search to cure her dying sister takes her on a life-changing journey deep into the rainforest. The score contains sounds recorded from the Amazon Rainforest along with with music and songs performed in English and Portuguese and aims to highlight the damaging effects of deforestation, the loss of natural medicines and plants. Combined with Helen Pickett’s fusion of ballet, contemporary and capoeira it promises an exhilarating live experience embracing the true spirit of Brazil.
The production features lighting design by Ben Cracknell, stage and costume design by Temple Clark and sound design Adrian Rhodes. Alexander Van Tulleken (CBBC's Operation Ouch, Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well) will provide scientific consultation.
London-based production company Sisters Grimm was formed in 2009 and is comprised of former Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra Mello-Pittman and Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira.
Tickets for Voices of the Amazon are now on sale.