Kourtney Kardashian, an opera (kind of…)
UK dates 2019
Axis Arts Centre, Crewe, 6 March
Kourtney Kardashian is a love/hate letter to outrageous luxury and artistic genius and also the joyous, dreadful punchline to a joke that’s worn so thin that you can see right through to what’s on the other side of it…
It draws on a conceptual ace card hidden in the family history of one of the artists and danced playfully around the rules and conventions of classical opera, with an orchestra of laptops, a multispeaker sound system chorus and performers with second voices carried on their bodies.
Kourtney Kardashian follows a ballet called Kim Kardashian (2016), and a stage play called Khloé Kardashian (2017), as the final part of an accidental trilogy of performances about high art and celebrity and our increasingly tenuous grip on reality in the 21st century.
Sleepwalk Collective is an award winning live art and experimental theatre company creating fragile, nocturnal performances between the UK and Spain.
“Beautifully unsettling, chilly and hypnotic – Lynchian in its ability to create something of this world and yet not.” Circle&Stalls on Khloé Kardashian, 2017
“A bold and beautiful new theatre for a brave new world” Total Theatre Magazine on Domestica, 2016
Performed by iara Solano and Nhung Dang
Text by Sammy Metcalfe, with iara Solano, Rebeca Matellán and Nhung Dang
Lights and music by Sammy Metcalfe
Mezzo-Soprano Lucy Metcalfe
Bass Stephen Metcalfe
Produced by Sarah-Jane Watkinson