The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) in partnership with Third World Bunfight, hosts a presentation on Brett Bailey’s latest adaptation of Guiseppe Verdi’s opera, Macbeth, and a performance of excerpts from the adapted music, at the Orchestra Rehearsal Room, Artscape Theatre. This first public performance of the music pre-empts a presentation in Kinshasa and a European tour of the work
The staging at Artscape includes a presentation on the context and creation of the work, and first public performance of excerpts from the music.
Brett Bailey is an award-winning playwright, director, installation artist and designer. He is the artistic director of Third World Bunfight and was curator of the Infecting the City Public Arts Festival from 2008 – 2011. Bailey has directed, written and produced several other works, which also integrate classical European texts with contemporary African design elements and socio-political contexts, including Orfeus (2006) and medEia (2012). His acclaimed, iconoclastic works focus a probing lens on the world we live in, in particular the post-colonial landscape of Africa.