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  2. Naciketa: Fragments From An Indian Journey

    This is a fragment of a documentary that has been following the development of the work-in-progress opera for 2 years from London to Leeds to Edinburgh to London's Royal Opera House and now to India. Tina Ellen Lee, artistic director/producer; Nigel Osborne, composer; Darren Abrahams, singer/animateur; and Nelson Fernandez, arts producer travelled to India in January 2012 to find creative and producing partners and interested theaters and to discover greater depths in the ideas within the Upanishads and traditional musical structures. They were also seeking to find ways of sharing their knowledge with Indian schools and other institutions using music to inspire children."

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  3. The school is on the property of the Godrej corporation near Mumbai. It is run b the company for the well being of their employees and local village children. The buildings are open to the surrounding nature and the school, while very well run, is also free and creative. It is difficult to see so much joy and pleasure in so many children's faces as at this school.
    Nigel Osborne, composer and expert in using music in communities and Darren Abrahams, singer and animateur, visited the school as part of their exploration and research for the opera Nacileta, which Mr. Osborne is composing based on Indian classical music and texts. While at the school they gave a music lesson to hundreds of children across the day, taking them on a coultural and language journey around the globe.

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  4. In January 2012, Opera Circus, a British chamber opera touring company, went on a research trip to India to discover more about the themes of their work-in-progress, Naciketa which is based on ancient India texts, the Upanishads. They also wished to research classical musical forms. For the production they sought collaborations with artists, theatres and through their education programme with children and young people.
    Nigel Osborne, composer and an expert in using music with communities, and Darren Abrahams, singer and animateur, visited several schools and institutions caring for children. In this extraordinary school, where we were guided by two seven year olds and discussed education theory with a 16 and 18 year old, Nigel and Darren engaged a class in a history of the Blues from Africa to the States.
    This brief film was shot in a few hours while at the school.

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  5. Opera Circus, a British chamber opera touring company, went on a research trip to India to discover more about the themes of their work-in-progress, Naciketa which is based on the Upanishads, ancient India texts. They also wished to research classical musical forms. For the production they sought collaborations with artists, theatres and through their education programme with children and young people.
    Nigel Osborne, composer and an expert in using music with communities, and Darren Abrahams, singer and animateur, visited several schools and institutions caring for children. In this Home, which cares for street children, Nigel and Darren engaged the teenagers in learning and singing a group of songs from around the world.
    During this flying visit, this film was shot in just a few hours.

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OPERA CIRCUS and The Complete Freedom of Truth

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Robert Golden has made these films for the opera/theatre company Opera Circus UK. They include the development of two chamber operas with composer Nigel Osborne, Differences in Demolition (2007-2010) and Naciketa (London, April 2020). Opera Circus developed…


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Robert Golden has made these films for the opera/theatre company Opera Circus UK. They include the development of two chamber operas with composer Nigel Osborne, Differences in Demolition (2007-2010) and Naciketa (London, April 2020). Opera Circus developed the International Youth Arts and Cultural programme The Complete Freedom of Truth. The films show how TCFT grew, exploring the current concerns of young people through art - human rights, gender, inclusion, racism and the youth voice.

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