HELDIN: Music-Theater Project
It's time to get real about the role of feminism in the 21st Century.
We find ourselves at a critical moment in history. The world of Trump, traditional white male oligarchs and Harvey Weinstein is beginning to crumble. Power structures are starting to crack, and the wave is coming. Hard.
Therefore, I think it's high time we redefine what it means to be female in this age; to reclaim the narrative of our experience, our inner world, and explore what it truly means to make space for the essence of femininity as a force in the world.
To this end, I am proud to introduce my latest project :
HELDIN is a multi-part, hybrid classical music concept, weaving classical art song, chamber music, dance, and narration to tell the stories of female experience. The first installment, Heldin I, is based on the music of Richard Strauss and loosely inspired by Schumann's great song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben, tracing the arc of inner female experience from youth through old age. Heldin I explores the themes of ageism, beauty, youth and love from an intimate and uniquely female point of view.
Help us bring HELDIN to life. All funds will directly support the development and public performances of Heldin I in a short run ( 4 performances) during the 2018/2019 Season in Berlin.
Rehearsal space rental (500E)
Artist Stipend ( 2000E)
Transportation for Artists involved (1000E)
Residency expenses (lodging, food) (500E)
Venue Rental ( 2000E)
Artist and Production Fees (3500E)
Advertising and Branding (500E)
It is critical, now more than ever, that women take up the mantle of creative and artistic leadership. We need to pave the way for young girls to be bold; to have their voices heard and their experiences acknowledged. But in order for this to happen, we need to crack open the truth of our experiences; express our essence from OUR point of view.
We cannot rely on the universe to "Auto-correct".
And this is why Heldin I deserves your support. This piece has the potential to help open hearts and minds in new ways to the core of femininity; to change perspectives and see femininity for it's strength, beauty and wonder, and not as an aggressive power struggle or defensive battle.
We will be eternally grateful for your support, and steadfast in our mission to change the ways we think about femininity, feminism, and what it means to be a woman in this unbelievable time.