Egmont; a Valiant Stand (2021)

Devised and Directed by Rebecca Chapman

for Hostry Festival

Monday 25th to Saturday 30th October 2021

www.hostryfestival.org

Hostry Building at Norwich Cathedral, the Close, NR1

 

In its Tenth Anniversary Year

 

Total Ensemble Theatre Company

 

presents 

an

‘Overture in Action’

 

Beethoven was a fan of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and wrote the music for Goethe’s play – Egmont.

Beethoven was coming out of a long period of isolation when he worked on the music for Goethe’s play about activism, ultimate sacrifice and the fight for freedom.

Somewhat topical!

Total Ensemble’s piece is inspired by contemporary themes, the musical structure of Beethoven’s composition and the characters and story of Goethe’s play.

Currently being created by Rebecca Chapman, Egmont will be rehearsed in the autumn, the process and rehearsal method celebrating and encouraging the ability of every individual.

A magical blend of media and art form; original soundscape, music, song, poetry, dance and physical theatre. Strains of the dramatic and emotive Egmont Overture could be heard in the underwater world of the sea god in Total Ensemble’s 2018 production,

Boy in the Lighthouse and we are very excited to be exploring this amazing piece of music in an entirely different way in 2021.

We have found the strength to join hands

Make a bond, a fellowship

Inside the smallest person

 the largest of hearts

There is no life without death,

There is no death without life.

We live as one with everyone …

Alone

excerpt from a poem by

Peggy Holden

Written as part of a series of online workshops held by Total Ensemble Theatre Company during lockdown.

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