Lethe is a unique film project, directed by Loré Lixenberg. Conceived as a celebration of forgetfulness, the project is based on exploring performance archetypes through Greek myth using voice, movement, story-telling and instrumental playing.
Last summer our heroines and heroes experienced the delights of the magical Greek island of Kythira, meeting place of the blue Aegean, Ionian and Cretan seas. With expectations raised for an eternity in Elysium, they have since moved on, over the Styx and then the river of Forgetfulness, the Lethe.
In part two we join them, emerging not in Elysium, but in the sunless abyss of Tartarus. Where else but on the muddy margins of the Thames!
This second part takes place over the course of a weekend, commencing with a workshop on the evening of Friday 21st. On the Saturday morning we meet again on the banks of the Thames at 10:00am for a day of performative exploration and in the evening, for those who can make it, an optional meal together. On Sunday, further exploration concludes at around lunchtime.
For newcomers to the project there is a fee of £40 (concessions £20).
Born in the UK Lore Lixenberg has performed widely in opera, concert repertoire and music-theatre, and works with many leading composers and at many international festivals. Lixenberg worked on the development of and played the Roles of Peaches and Baby Jane in Jerry Springer the Opera and worked on the development of and appeared in Kombat Opera Presents and Attention Scum. She commissioned two new song cycles with texts by Brecht in a new English translation by Tom Kuhns, composed by Richard Thomas and Niels Ronsholdt. She toured extensively with the Brodsky string quartet premiering the new song cycle Trees,Walls and Cities also performing Schubert and Purcell, making her Wigmore Hall debut with the Nash Ensemble. She has also recently been touring Kafka Fragments by Kurtag with violinist Aisha Orezbayeva.
She is a regular tutor at the CoMA Summer School.