Living in bubbles became the new normal during the pandemic.
Now that’s being reflected in a unique outdoor musical event coming to the gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham on Sunday August 15.
Music Of The Spheres will see musicians, dancers and acrobats perform inside giant PVC bubbles – one as high as a four-storey house.
Atmospheric performances will see an aerial dancer spin and twirl from fluttering silks while haunting melodies are played by musicians as they move through the audience, encapsulated in their own bubbles.
“This is a very unique event, devised as the perfect way for a performance to be socially-distanced and a stunning theatrical spectacle,” said composer and flute player Simon Desorgher, of creators Eye Music Trust.
Musician Michael Ormiston, whose recordings were used for the BBC series Planet Earth, will be amazing audiences as he creates sounds it’s hard to imagine could be made by the human voice.
Michael is one of Europe’s top exponents of Mongolian Overtone Singing. He will also be making music with instruments from the Far East, including Tibetan singing bowls and a Mongolian horsehead fiddle.
Shows will run at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on the West Front lawns and is free entertainment for visitors with house and gardens or garden-only tickets.
Each show’s finale will be a spectacular performance of Music of the Spheres, composed and played by Simon Desorgher who will be moving around the giant sphere in a smaller sphere. His flute sounds will be transformed into the sound of an entire orchestra, thanks to the computer wizardry of Eye Music Trust co-Director Lawrence Casserley.
WWPT’s Events Manager Lydia Tickner said: “This is a chance for South Yorkshire people to see this stunning performance before it heads to London to feature at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival in early September.”
To book house and garden entry tickets, go to www.wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk