St. Ann’s Warehouse
Beth Morrison Projects and HERE present
ULTIMATE COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE
Performed by Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica
Directed by Karmina Šilec
Costumes: Belinda Radulovič
Set design: Karmina Šilec
Lighting Design by Andrej Hajdinjak
Sound Design by Danilo Zenko
Produced by Carmina Slovenica
Co-presented by Carmina Slovenica and St. Ann’s Warehouse
Tickets Start at $20
Runtime: Approx. 90 minutes, no intermission
Carmina Slovenica is a Slovenian “vocal theatre” company, world renowned for their unconventional choral storytelling, adding opera, drama, and movement. In Toxic Psalms, the almost sinister music mirrors the unspeakable violences and victimizations across our world today. Channeling ancient and modern humanities, the ensemble of 30 young women invokes Africa, the Middle East, Pussy Riot, weapons, extinctions, contaminations and abuses of religions —everywhere violence against others is exalted and deified. In the age of #YesAllWomen and #NotOneMore, Carmina Slovenica is a mighty arsenal for fighting back, igniting the anthem that “something has to be done.”
TOXIC PSALMS is a part of the PROTOTYPE Festival, with leadership funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with other generous support from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., The Alice M. Ditson Fund, Amphion Foundation, The Charles and Cerise Jacobs Fund for New Opera, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Opera America’s New Works Exploration Grant, The Ted Snowdon Foundation, and The Reed Foundation. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. PROTOTYPE receives generous corporate support from Edison Properties.
TOXIC PSALMS has received funding from the Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Culture and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Co-presented by Carmina Slovenica and St. Ann’s Warehouse.