Amid the general chatter of an audience in a café, stands an anxious Olivia, the café manager. The band that the public are waiting for is late, but Olivia’s longing for the band to arrive is reserved for just one of the members. As the local pianist sits down to entertain the crowd, an immersive opera unfolds, revealing long-held secrets, passions, and the dangers of eating chocolate cake against doctor’s orders.
Wednesday 12 September, 6pm
Pavilion Cafe, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
Limited places - book here.
What is World Event Young Artists
World Event Young Artists (WEYA) is the first of its kind and will take place in the cultural city of Nottingham, England in September 2012. This global event will showcase a selection of the best international creative talent, across a spectrum of artforms, in one city, providing an opportunity for 1000 artists from 100 nations to join together and share their creativity on an international platform.
The World Event will be a chance for international exchange on a global scale, bringing the city to life; it is as much about intercultural dialogue across political borders as it is about the practice of young artists.
In March 2012, Alex was announced as one of the 1000 artists selected to take part in the festival with his immersive opera, Entr'acte. As part of the project, Alex was commissioned by WEYA to develop further flash mob style operas in the lead up to, and throughout the festival.
Read more about the festival here.
On Thursday 12 July 2012, a group of singers gathered in Nottingham's Malt Cross to perform a bespoke flash mob opera, written by Alex and designed to deliver WEYA's key messages of unity and cultural integration.