Memorylines was a groundbreaking contemporary opera that illuminated Santa Fe’s unique and diverse cultures. The project brought together 25 community participants, ages 8 to 87, across economic, generational and cultural lines into a four-month creative process which fostered community dialogue, empowerment and empathy. The resulting performance, of social and artistic import, elevated perspectives rarely heard on the main stages of Santa Fe.
The project illuminated underrepresented expressions and stories about immigration, self- identity, culture, home and community. The performance, developed with 8 professional artists and accompanied by a 12 piece orchestra, integrated elements of contemporary video, set design, acoustic ecology, storytelling, choreography and movement, into a rich musical tapestry. The opera premiered in May, 2007 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.