By Other Means Gallery, Clapton | December 2016
The Place (Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2017) | July 2017
Music by Daniel Lee Chappell (2016)
Conceived by Sergei Diaghilev, Léonide Massine, Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov
Encounter love and loss as the story of the Virgin Mary, and her journey from freedom to constraint, is told through music and dance.
Liturgie was first conceived by Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes as a ballet-opera presenting the Orthodox rite as a total work of art. For a century, it lay unfinished. Spectra Ensemble’s production marks Liturgie’s world premiere, combining designs drawn from Natalia Goncharova’s original plans with new music by Daniel Lee Chappell and new choreography by Camille Jetzer. A contemporary twist on an age-old tale, Liturgie offers a powerful expression of female agency.