Jen Heyes and Cut to the Chase have created and performed international work in Portugal, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Spain, Berlin and built up strong international links to date. In 2011 Jen is developing this area of the company’s work by firstly focusing on 2 productions currently in the process of development:
Art collides with the daily life of a city producing a spectacular and stunningly visual interactive feast that will capture the imagination of the world
TREASURED: THE AWESOME AND THE INTIMATE
conceived and created by Jen Heyes, Artistic Director, Cut to the Chase
When Giles Gilbert Scott designed Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral his intention was to create a space that captured the awesome and the intimate. As well as being one of Europe’s most awe inspiring cathedrals, he created an iconic architectural wonder which contains a myriad of intimate details in tiny carvings and corners: and as such, he generated an intimate space with an intimate god, irrespective of one’s personal faith.
Photos which demonstrate the power of the setting can be seen here:
In 2012, our partnership aims to collaborate to bringing an extraordinary piece of multimedia spectacle to the Cathedral and the wider community: Treasured: the awesome and the intimate.
Treasured will not only involve the production of a unique multimedia theatrical spectacle in one of the iconic Liverpool buildings and its neighbouring streets: it will also provide a wide ranging and ambitious programme of participatory arts and heritage activities for communities both nationally and internationally.
For this work Cut to the Chase will be collaborating with classical composer and writer Ailis Ni Riain . It will be co- produced by Aspire Trust Ltd who will be launching their Global Theatre concept through this collaboration. We currently have International partners in Europe, North America and India.
More News as it develops!
conceived and created by Cut to the Chase Productions and Flamenco Vision
Building on the success of our artistic collaboration on the highly successful and sell out production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding @ The Liverpool Playhouse in 2008 ( * * * * The Guardian) Cut to the Chase and Flamenco Vision intend to join forces in the creation of a new work. We feel that this is a natural progression for us and have shared ideas and meetings around the idea of inventing this new work based on our response and observation/feedback to the original Blood Wedding production at The Liverpool Playhouse.
More News as it develops . . . !