The Flynn presents a Kaleider production

Arch

October 6—Flynn Main Stage
October 11—Mount Philo State Park

FREE


About

In Arch, two performers build a breathtaking, freestanding structure out of concrete and ice blocks, accompanied by a continuous musical vigil. Audiences witness the building of the arch over a flame and then experience its deterioration and eventual fall. A riveting, poetic exploration of humans and materials, Arch speaks to the beauty and fragility of our global systems.

Join us as a Secret Singer

The Flynn is looking for people to join our performance of Arch by Kaleider as secret singers. We are looking for anyone who is willing to learn rich, multi-part harmonies. You do not need to have professional singing experience, and there is no language spoken. In the two hour performance, you sing with a core team of 3-4 company singers and a chorus of secret singers like you. While you sing, two performers build a beautiful arch made from concrete and ice. You will learn the piece and singing techniques in a three hour rehearsal led by musical director and composer Verity Standen. Verity teaches everything by ear (no musical score) in a safe, comfortable, and stimulating environment.


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This is a voluntary, unpaid opportunity. All voices, genders, and ages (18+) are welcome. You don’t need any specific experience, though if you’re an experienced singer your skills are very welcome and there may be elements of improvisation to explore. We are looking for people to commit to one introductory Zoom meeting on September 17, one three-hour rehearsal on October 5, and two performances on October 6 and 11.

ABOUT KALEIDER 

Kaleider is an international production studio based in Exeter, UK. Our artworks are installation, performance, and/or digital. Kaleider tours cities, festivals, venues, and public spaces all over the world. In the last five years, they have performed 274 gigs in 12 countries on four continents to more than 120,000 people.

ABOUT VERITY STANDEN

Verity Standen's projects take a range of forms—concerts, theatre pieces, films, installations, community events—but they always start with the voice. Much of Verity’s work explores the relationship between music and intimacy: She has woven singers around and amongst audiences (Undersong), embraced audience members (HUG), created concerts for one person at a time (Symphony), and built installations that celebrate the up-close details of different people’s voices (polyphony). Verity has created bespoke performances for castles and cafes, hospital wards and the streets. Alongside these shows, she has always run community choirs, and loves gathering people together to sing.

Show Credits

  • Arch is a Kaleider production.
  • conceived and directed by Seth Honnor
  • executive producer: Katie Keeler
  • musical director: Verity Standen
  • dramaturg: Tanuja Amarasuriya
  • movement consultant: Laila Diallo
  • lighting design consultant: Nao Nagai
  • production manager: Jay Kerry
  • producers: Irene Urrutia, Jocelyn Mills
  • performers: Nao Nagai, Seth Honnor, Irene Urrutia, Katie Keeler
  • singers: Kate Smith, Ellian Showering, Miryam Solomon, Aminita Francis, Kate Huggett, Verity Standen


Arch is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Arch research and development is supported by IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space, in the frame of the project UN(COMMON) SPACES, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and supported by Freedom Festival Arts Trust. Arch was developed with the support of the National Theatre’s Generate programme. Arch is co-commissioned by Theater op de MarktArch is backed by hundreds of citizen commissioners: individual donors who supported Kaleider to make and bring this work into the world. Read the growing list of citizen commissioners.


Support access to the arts

Arch is a community arts performance produced through the Flynn’s partnership with In Situ, the European platform for artistic creation in public space, and is part of our ongoing efforts to increase access to the arts throughout our region. Please consider supporting this initiative by becoming a Flynn member or donating. 

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