Alicia Hall Moran presents Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens, a new vocal work for an ice skating audience, featuring Ice Theatre of New York. The piece draws on inspiration from the artist's childhood as a figure skater, notions of cultural competition, and the historic 1988 Winter Olympics, when two leading figure skaters independently chose to skate to Bizet's Carmen. Breaking Ice takes place on a public ice skating rink and uses competitive skating as a frame for exploring the feeling of otherness and the discords of holding more than one single cultural identity.
Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens
January 11 at 1:40pm, Bryant Park
January 14 at 2:30pm, location to be announced
*This is presented as part of PROTOTYPE: Out of Bounds.
PROTOTYPE presents its second iteration of Out of Bounds, a series of short, free performances of new works in public spaces. Out of Bounds 2018 will features the work of two composer-musicians working across diverse vocal practices: Tori Wrånes and Alicia Hall Moran. Out of Bounds 2018 is a platform for new vocal performance pieces taking place in unlikely locations throughout New York. Through the works, public sites will become temporary spaces of contact, exchange, and refreshed social dynamics.