*62 MP 6.2 MP FOR CHILDREN II – KIRANA

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*62 MP 6.2 MP FOR CHILDREN II – KIRANA

10/14/2017
Saturday
6:00 PM

Divadlo na Orlí, Theatre hall

RUBEN ZAHRA Kirana, contemporary children’s opera


music and direction Ruben Zahra, choreography Veronika Kolečkářová, piano Tricia Dawn Williams, percussion Petr Hladík, narrator Kateřina Marie Fialová, digital animation Soundscapes, shadow puppets Matthew Pandolfino
script Trevor Zahra, translation Jiří Beneš
technical director Christopher Gatt, technical realisation Tomáš Příkrý,
students of music at Brno’s Elementary Arts Schools (ZUŠ), students of dance at Antonín Doležal ZUŠ led by Veronika Kolečkářovástudents of the visual arts at Smetanova ZUŠ led by Jaroslava Křížová and Gabriela Kudlíková



There will be no interval.
Organised in collaboration with Brno’s Elementary Arts Schools (ZUŠ).
The concert is held under the auspices of H.E. Mr Ernest Flamini, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malta to the Czech Republic.


Kirana is a contemporary children’s opera, conceived and designed to connect artists with children in a collaborative creative process. Professional artists from Malta travel to the place where the opera is to be performed and conduct a five-day workshop with local children (musicians and dancers). The creative output of the workshops is integrated into the performance so that the children contribute directly to the opera with their own rhythms, movements and language. The performance includes a local actor as the narrator, so Kirana can be shown in any language. The story is inspired by the creation myths of different cultures, mainly the legends from China, India, Babylon and Mesopotamia.
The opera was premiered in April 2013 in Żejtun, Malta. Since then this unique project has been realised in a number of opera houses and festivals in Cyprus, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Latvia, Australia and elsewhere.

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