The Bridge Between Breaths (Interactive Broadcast)

Inspired by the felling of Colston's statue.

Tue 8 Sep 2020 to Tue 6 Oct 2020

The Bridge Between Breaths (Interactive Broadcast)


Produced by formidAbility
Recording available for 28 days after broadcast.

Music: Gareth Churchill
Words: Hafsah Aneela Bashir

It’s 1795. Pero Jones is stood peering out of the attic window of 7 Great George Street, Bristol. He is drinking, lamenting about his beloved from the Caribbean island of Nevis…

Inspired by the felling of Colston’s statue, this is opera resonating with reality.

An artist shares the stage with singers and instrumentalists, responding to sound with brushstrokes on canvas.

Deaf and hearing audiences meet in the space between breaths in this filmed workshop presentation of Act I.

Additional content for the broadcast:

Join our online Q&A to explore formidAbility’s approach to accessibility and our process in developing this new work from an initial idea, through R&D to the planned full production. We place accessibility at the heart of the creative process, giving it artistic life of its own that reflects the energy and emotion of our productions, bringing disabled and non disabled artists and audiences together in a shared experience, and challenging perceptions of disability and inclusion in opera.

All ages (mostly adults)

Content warning: Distressing scenes including slavery

Live Broadcast: Tuesday 8th September - 6:00pm
Duration: 1 hour

£1, plus voluntary donation post event