50 Years On: Cornelius Cardew and The Great Learning, 2018
On Saturday evening May 19th 2018 Rita Says will present a short talk on her current project to present a new version of three paragraphs from The Great Learning, a performance piece created by the British avant- garde composer Cornelius Cardew for The Scratch Orchestra.
This is a unique approach to a much loved piece that will use a cast of untrained performers over the age of 50 taking place at Limehouse Town Hall later in the year.
As part of the presentation Rita will show two films detailing the rehearsals and prep for the project, and will also discuss the upcoming workshops and subsequent open call for participants. Workshop dates: Sunday May 27th, Sunday June 24th and Sunday July 22nd 2018. Final performance at Limehouse Town Hall planned for September 2018.
Talk (“The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised”) begins at 8:00.
Films 1 and 2 follow at 8:45.
(film 1. “Rehearsal for The Great Learning, Paragraph 7 and 2” directed by Roland Denning)
(Film 2. “Prep For The Great Learning, Paragraph 4” shot by Antonio Mena)
Informal Q and A with more details on workshops.
Rita Says is a London based British artist who uses performance, sculpture, projection and sound. She is the director and founder of The Jerico Orchestra and has shown work at The Berlin Art Fair, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Shunt Lounge, The A&D Gallery, and Hundred Years Gallery.
Her work references the history of performance practice, Giallo film and early Modernist sculpture. She has also been a participant in performance pieces by Tino Sehgal at Tate Modern and Palais de Tokyo.
Doors 7:30 | programme from 8pm | entry by donation (£5 suggested)