In the poetry and music of myth, the literature of legend, the clamour of contemporary news, there is a void - a silence belonging uniquely to women. Her action drives the story, shapes beginnings and endings, yet when her function is served, she disappears, leaving the narrative - spoken, sung, remembered - to celebrate the male hero alone. Her voice is discouraged, intimidated, silenced. Unheard.
Soprano Heather Pawsey performs unheard, a multimedia evening of new works for solo voice from Canadian composers exploring the silenced stories of unheard women in literature, history, and mythology. Partially staged and framed within photographs of the women depicted in the songs by artist Maggie MacPherson, with performative costuming (performed in full view of the audience) by Diane Park, unheard features the world premiere of Jeffrey Ryans Unheard songs with poetry by Vancouver Poet Laureate Rachel Rose. Presented by Astrolabe Musik Theatre.
***PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT TIMES, LOCATIONS AND SEATING***
Performances on March 23 and March 24 are at different locations and different times. Please check your ticket carefully to confirm the venue and start time.
PERFORMANCE TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
March 23: Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street), 7:00 p.m. General seating. Seating is also flexible; audience members may choose to stand or move about the space during the performance. The performance is approximately 80 min., including intermisison. Gratefully co-presented with CMC BC.
March 24: Chali-Rosso Gallery (549 Howe Street), 8:00 p.m. Please note that SEATING IS LIMITED at this unconventional venue. Audience members should expect to stand and may choose to move about the space during the performance. There will be some chairs available for those with mobility issues. If you need to sit, please plan to arrive early. The performance is approximately 80 min., including intermisison. Generously sponsored by Chali-Rosso Gallery.
We look forward to you joining us for these powerful stories of unheard women.
MARCH 23 - Canadian Music Centre // MARCH 24 - Chali-Rosso Gallery (View)
MARCH 23 - 837 Davie Street // MARCH 24 - 549 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7 // V6C 2C2
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|