Vessels
photo by Melisa Cardona

ABOUT THE GRANT


ABOUT THE PROJECT

Vessels is a seven-woman harmonic meditation on the transcendental possibilities of song during the Middle Passage. Experienced within an interactive and acoustically rich sculptural environment, invoking those infamous ships, this devised interdisciplinary ritual performance explores singing as a survival tool. Vessels asks, “What does freedom sound like in a space of confinement?” and will premier on a barge in the industrial canal during New Orleans’ tricentennial.


LEAD ARTISTS

Rebecca Mwase
Ron Ragin
Jeff Becker