Early Morning Opera

Sweden, Circus

Holoscenes is a large-scale outdoor performance that is a visceral, visual and public collision of the human body and water, born from the concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century.

Holoscenes weaves the unraveling story of water - the rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts - into the patterns of the everyday. The ebb and flow of water and resulting transfiguration of human behaviour offers an elemental portrait of our collective myopia, persistance, and, for both better and worse, adaptation.

Sited in public space, Holoscenes features a totemic aquarium-like sculpture filled and drained by a custom hydraulic system, capable of flooding the acquarium with twelve tons of water in as little as 45 seconds.

The performance currently features four performers presenting choreographies of eight everyday behaviours, in shifts lasting 35 to 60 minutes each. Each performance runs for five hours, generally spanning sunset.

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Show Duration: 5 Hours
Audience Suitability: General
Stage Size: Min. 19m x 7.5m
Venue Capacity: Best suited to either indoor or outdoor exhibition spaces, viewable by up to and over 1,000 people
Touring Party: 12

Booking Contact: Wolfgang Hoffmann

Show Credits

Created by Early Morning Opera
Produced by Mapp International Productions
Conceived and directed by Lars Jan
Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle
Performed by Annie Saunders, Geoff Sobelle, Lua Shayenne & Bejamin Kamino
Technical Direction by Eric Lin
Show Control and Co-Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina
Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle and Mikaal Sulaiman
Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina
Co-Lighting Design by Chris Kuhl
Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald
Automation Design by Erich Bolton
Social Choreography by Blaine O'Neille, Peter Rand, Dominic Gabriela

Upcoming shows


To be announced soon...