AKLERIAH perform 'QUEDENRAHA'
at The QUEEN'S HOUSE - ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH
on 23rd March from 11am - 4pm 2013
in response to ALICE KETTLE'S 'The Garden of England' exhibition.
Please see for details: http://www.rmg.co.uk/visit/events/akleriah-quedenraha
For their performance, titled 'Quedenraha', at the 'Garden of England' exhibition, Akleriah will bring together at the Queen's House an eclectic combination of dancers, musicians and performers. The cast will be dressed in custom-made costumes of extraordinary opulence, reflecting the two Queens of the House and their legacy on the world. Akleriah is an eco-friendly duo and their costumes will incorporate the experimental use of traditional hand crafts and the upcycled waste of contemporary consumer society.
'Quedenraha' will challenge the perception of the space as well as of the human body, questioning and interweaving the mind and the body into a rich psychological fusion. 'Body' is often referred to in botanical terms and especially in relation to women. The clothes and make up of the female and male have influenced myths throughout history, body mobility, the cultural perception of masculinity and femininity and the power and social status of humans.
The performance will play upon the history of the Queen's House and will enact a mysterious mathematical game, inspired by the grandeur of the past, which echo on the geometric floor of the impeccable Great Hall. Likewise, the House's role as a lighthearted 'party home' - which hosted masquerades and plays - and its sombre reality will be explored.
'QUEDENRAHA' WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH MOVEMENT, SOUND AND VISUAL EXTRAVAGANZA.
'Quedenraha' performance will last approximately half an hour and there will be 5 performances, each starting on the full hour from 11am.
Music: Jasmine Scott Neale - cello, Elo Masing - violin
Dance: Treacle Holasz, Ieva Kuniskis, Zoe Georgallis, Charlie Ford
Jester: Benoit Gouttenoire
Opera Singers: James Schouten, Suzi MacGregor
Wise Man: Tony Burch
Water spirits: Anna&Lenka
Costumes and Make-up/hair: Anna Kompaniets
Performance Choreography: Lenka Horakova
Dance Choreography: Treacle Holasz
Videography: Jason Wen