Astronautica - Voices of Women in Space, presented by Voices of Ascension, is a newly commissioned work of music, voice, and video by women composers. Premiered online in January 2021, this performance will the live world premiere of works by Hai-Ting Chinn, Renée Favand-See, Jennifer Jolley, Elaine Lachica, Gilda Lyons, Rashonda Reeves, Kamala Sankaram, Jane Sheldon, Bora Yoon, using a libretto drawn from the words of the women who have traveled in outer space and seen our world from a dramatic new perspective.
The work is performed by Trio Triumphatrix: Lindsay Kesselman, Hai-Ting Chinn, and Kirsten Sollek, with video projections by Hai-Ting Chinn using NASA images of outer space.
Astronautica is an artistic evocation of the transformation that happens when one sees our small planet set against the endless blackness of space. Without borders. Without the artificial boundaries that divide – and could well destroy – humankind. Astronautica launches Voices of The New, Voices of Ascension’s new commissioning program.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 75 minutes