King Orpheo is a newly created projection artwork exploring the medieval retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Euridyce. His Majesty’s Theatre is transformed into the Above and Below, as the Faery King steals away Lady Isobel while she sleeps in an orchard. The King laments, and heads into the wild to search, turning mossy as the trees as the years pass. And each night he leans against a tree to play his harp - notes of woe, notes of joy and notes of dancing that are powerful enough to release a Queen…
Based on ancient ballad melody through lost until it was rediscovered in 1947, and reimagined in contemporary form, this is a timeless tale of the power of music and light over shadow. This is a joint commission between Aberdeen Performing Arts festival, Granite Noir and Spectra Festival.
Illuminos are brothers Matt and Rob Vale, who for the last 10 years have been creating visually inventive, memorable artworks and experiences. Their works range from large scale illumination to small scale imagery, but always working to create something unique and specific to location and viewer. Combining elements of installation, dance, movement and music through film and architecture, each project that they approach develops from an exploration of the emotions of an environment, aiming to capture the essence of a place, space or feeling as a shared moment of time.
Supported by Granite Noir and Aberdeen Performing Arts