The Drop and The Turning – Episode March 20, 2023

Program: The Drop and The Turning

Length: 30 minutes

Drop & Turn 14 / Traceries 1 - Mélanie, The Desert, & All The Possibilities of the Universe - an interview with multidisciplinary artist Maisie-Nour Symon Henry

An interview between rebecca bruton and multidisciplinary artist Maisie-Nour Symon Henry, about their upcoming opera 'Le Désert Mauve'.

Audio excerpts 1 &2 from 'La Réalité' (Opéra Le Désert Mauve)
Audio excerpts 3 & 4 from 'Angela' (Opéra Le Désert Mauve)

On March 23rd and 24th New Works Calgary presents, 'Le Désert Mauve,' an experimental queer opera (en Français!) by Montréal composer, writer, and visual artist Maisie-Nour Symon Henry (they/them). This interdisciplinary performance work is based on the iconic Québécois dreamscape novel 'Mauve Desert,' by Governor General award-winning francophone poet Nicole Brossard. Through original paintings, sound, choreography, and music, Henry has created a performance 'translation' of the original text, resulting in a rich re-imagination of the iridescent harmonic textures of Brossard's literary sonic environment. The opera will run for two nights only at CSpace King Edward.

March 23rd – 7:30PM (1hour, no intermission)

March 24th – 7:30PM (1 hour, no intermission), followed by an artist Q & A

For tickets and further information:, Student and PWYC ticket options available.

At New Works Calgary we are working towards fostering safe and supportive artistic creation and presentation spaces; no forms of racism, sexism, transphobia/homophobia/biphobia will be tolerated.