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HUSH: La boîte à rêves de Henry Purcell

Ages 6 to 12

2022-02-19 13:30 2022-02-20 02:25 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: HUSH: La boîte à rêves de Henry Purcell

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/25548

In-person event

After Bach and Miles Davis, it’s Henry Purcell’s turn to get a “makeover” from the renowned Zonzo children’s theatre company. Via a miniature version of a theatre straight out of the composer’s time, you’re invited on a wild and crazy journey through Baroque music and fantasies in a land of dreams and imagination! This project is the result of a joyous partnership between Quebec and...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 19 - 20, 2022

February 2022

  1. Feb 19 2022
    Saturday

    1:30pm

    3:30pm

  2. Feb 20 2022
    Sunday

    1:00pm

    3:00pm

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The mechanics of wonder 

Ages 6-12

North American Premiere

In-person event

After Bach and Miles Davis, it’s Henry Purcell’s turn to get a “makeover” from the renowned Zonzo children’s theatre company. Via a miniature version of a theatre straight out of the composer’s time, you’re invited on a wild and crazy journey through Baroque music and fantasies in a land of dreams and imagination! This project is the result of a joyous partnership between Quebec and Flanders. 

Put on your finest silk stockings, board a ghost ship, crank up the wind machine and discover the bewitching world of HUSH, an off-the-wall concert-performance about Henry Purcell, the Shakespeare of English music! His most sublime compositions travel from the 17th century to the present day thanks to the genius of an amazing lutenist/electric guitarist, a fiery accordionist and a simply divine soprano. 

But wait—there’s more to it than meets the eye! Strange characters in ruffled collars, mind-boggling sea creatures and lacy vegetation: the stage becomes a magical box that shifts and changes before your eyes. It’s like stepping into the pages of a fantastic pop-up book! 

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The performances of HUSH are part of the BIG BANG Festival, which will take place on February 19-20, two days of adventure and sound experimentation for the whole family. Complete program to come: bigbangfestival.ca

Performance is approximately 55 minutes with no intermission.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Feb 14
Feb 15
Feb 16
Feb 17
Feb 18
Feb 19
  • 1:30pm
  • 3:30pm
Feb 20
  • 1:00pm
  • 3:00pm
video: HUSH - Henry’s dream machine | official trailer
HUSH - Henry’s dream machine | official trailer
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  • With Jan Van Outryve (lute), Anne Niepold (accordion), Julie Calbete (soprano)
  • Musical arrangements Jan Van Outryve and Anne Niepold
  • Text Shakespeare, Dryden, Tate (adaptated by Mélanie Dumont and Wouter Van Looy)
  • Video Nele Fack
  • Sound Design Jo Thielemans
  • Costumes Johanna Trudzinski
  • Advice visual concept Marcelle Hudon
  • Advice set design Sascha Van Riel
  • Additional recordings Stijn Demeulenaere
  • Technical director Arthur De Vuyst
  • Produced by Zonzo Compagnie
  • Coproducers Les Festivals de Wallonie, Opéra de Lille, Concertgebouw Brugge and Het Laatste Bedrijf
  • With the support of La Maison qui Chante, Flanders, the Government of Quebec, and the European Union’s “Creative Europe” program.
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