INANNA PRODUCTIONS

iNanna – Dance of the Rising Goddess

May 14 & 15th 2021

 

Teatru Astra
9, Republic Street
Victoria, Gozo VCT 1012
Malta (Europe)

The Inanna production has been run by dancers, musicians, artists, writers and technicians and we are so grateful that they have been a part of the development of this Company. The multidisciplinary nature of the musical is highlighted by the skillsets of three core members, Joanne Camilleri, Chris Hall and Keith Holding.

 

The work I am proposing is an educational production of an ancient Sumerian myth, predating the Greek mythos. This is the story of goddess Inanna whose most famous myth concerns her descent to the underworld. Inanna’s descent has been influential and transformative throughout multiple cultures and has been this way for centuries.

I want to put on a show about the famous myth of Inanna's descent because it exemplifies the eternal cycle and mysteries of nature's death and rebirth. It is about the meeting of the dark shadowy side of oneself and the journey we go through to become whole, and about the rhythms of the changing seasons.

The presentation of Inanna - Dance of the Rising Goddess is a full length ninety-minute two act, fourteen scene multi-media dance-musical. The entire production will feature professional circus, belly dance, musicians, vocals and narration.

 

The next milestone in development is the scaling of Inanna to its intended vision through the four major components circus, dance, music and media/technology. The bulk of this period is to devise and complete the choreography fusing classic circus with ancient and modern belly dance styles and other female dance traditions within theatre.

The costume elements created for Inanna are symbolic of women's empowerment and/or oppression. The colour choices are that of the rainbow. This represents the seven-chakra system. Other design choices are representative of history, cultural traditions and stories of goddess worship.

In keeping with antiquity, the music for Inanna's performance is an original score created with ancient sounds while offering the audience elements of the modern song. These musical pieces substitute several western band instruments with their historical counterparts such as substituting guitars for citterns and balalaikas.

Only fine tuning towards a final script is necessary for the dialogue of the narration.

The video imagery allows for the creation of dynamic set design and an obstruction free stage for the performers.

Research on historical imagery will be conducted to create more accurate and enriched storytelling which will contribute to the final multimedia.

The costume elements created for Inanna are symbolic of women's empowerment and/or oppression. The colour choices are that of the rainbow. This represents the seven-chakra system. Other design choices are representative of history, cultural traditions and stories of goddess worship.

In keeping with antiquity, the music for Inanna's performance is an original score created with ancient sounds while offering the audience elements of the modern song. These musical pieces substitute several western band instruments with their historical counterparts such as substituting guitars for citterns and balalaikas.

Only fine tuning towards a final script is necessary for the dialogue of the narration.

The video imagery allows for the creation of dynamic set design and an obstruction free stage for the performers. Research on historical imagery will be conducted to create more accurate and enriched storytelling which will contribute to the final multimedia.

This story rich in symbolisms is important to me. It interests me particularly because it is connected to my roots on the islands of Malta and Gozo. The ruins of Inanna’s main temples are there. The story of Inanna was found inscribed on clay tablets and fragments in these temples.

It is my vision to mount this show and demonstrate the marriage of this ancient tale with contemporary and classical art forms. I would like to hire Canadian professional artists and produce this body of work here in Toronto. I would like to present Inanna at the Redwood Theater where we have been invited on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2021.

I want to work with the Canadian artistic community and further develop and produce what is one of the most ancient of all stories on the planet.

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