The Initiation is a sculptural/choral/performance piece that is the first of a long-term four part production. Four singers will perform a 12 minute work that combines voice and glockenspiel keys to delve into a mythical narrative inspired by the underworld. The music will be integrated into a life sized hut-like sculpture comprised of hand-built wooden ladders, positioned on the labyrinth at the Georgetown Waterfront Park (see map below for exact location).
The audience is invited to move around the structure and singers during the performance to experience the shifting tonal shapes.
Story and sculpture are by Dawn Whitmore, with the music by Stephen Gorbos. Performed by Deborah Sternberg, Rachel Evangeline Barham, Allison Clendaniel, and Shauna Kreidler Michels. This project has been generously funded by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
WHERE: Georgetown Waterfront Park in Northwest Washington, DC. The performance will be held at the labyrinth along the river at the bottom of 33rd St NW. Please see map below.
TIME: 4pm invitation with performance to start promptly at 4:30pm
COST: free/no ticket needed