Please join us for a work-in-progress performance of my new piece Emilia Galotti’s Colouring Book of Feelings, with sculptures and projections by Simone Kearney, costumes by Kat Addis, and music by r. karim.
Performed by Corina Copp, Sophia Le Fraga, Sophie Seita, Jocelyn Spaar, and Bridget Talone.
Followed by a brief conversation with the audience. We would love your feedback as we continue to develop the full version of the piece.
12 May 2018, 7.30pm
Venue: Torn Page (435 W22nd St)
*the great thing about language is that you can always be misunderstood*
* More is always more*
*And so the magic lantern which surrounds them, among which they move, of which they are the substance (shadows), swirls around them, dazzlingly*
Emilia Galotti’s Colouring Book of Feelings is the third piece in Sophie Seita’s ongoing queer-feminist project that re-writes and responds to various Enlightenment source materials in the form of collaborative multi-media performances, including poetic text and dialogue, choreography, sculptural objects, installation, and projections. The piece stages imaginary tête-a-têtes with Goethe’s Theory of Colours, Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments, Lessing’s Emilia Galotti, Olympe de Gouges’s On the Necessity of Divorce, Christian Gellert’s The Tender Sisters, and the 17th-century précieuses.