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In Pictures: in the trees with GIant

This autumn we've been working closely with Arts & Gardens on tree-climbing opera GIANT. Here's a view of what we got up to at the in-progress showing.  

Horticultural artists, Arts & Gardens, invited us to help develop a new opera for children, to be performaed while climbing trees(!) Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic short story 'The Selfish Giant',  GIANT  brought together artists including Hannah Conway, Peter Cant, Ruari Glasheen, Finn McNicholas and child composer Alma Deutscher. 

Working with young people from north London, the Great Big Tree Climbing Company and Arts & Gardens, we researched and developed at short work in progress. Here are some choice shots from the performance with the 'Agents of G.I.A.N.T.' - enjoy! 

Agents of GIANT

Agents of G.I.A.N.T. stand strong against the tree

GIANt - Arts and Gardens with Mahogany Opera Group

Agents of G.I.A.N.T. stand off against the children

Agents of GIANT

Agents of G.I.A.N.T. in rehearsal

GIANT work in progress

Agents of G.I.A.N.T. perform as the children look down from the trees

GIANT in performance

Children playing in the garden while the Agents of G.I.A.N.T. look on unimpressed

GIANT - work in progress. Image: Robert Piwko

Final performance at Alexandra Park.

Images: Robert Piwko/Arts & Gardens
 

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