Aniara: fragments of time and space
an epic tale - an epic journey

This June in Philadelphia

Four years in the making, we now see Aniara on the horizon. 
A must-see/must-hear event in Mid-summer.
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The last spaceship to leave a dying earth veers off course  and heads into eternity; her passengers are left to face  the emptiness within and without. Based on the epic poem  by Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson, Aniara follows  the physical and emotional voyage of this group , headed forever toward the constellation  Lyra.

Take a glimpse inside the Aniara process, featuring footage from workshops with our partners, Klockriketeatern.

Combining theater and composed music, Aniara explores the relationship between disparate practices and genres of art, while asking questions about our relationship to one another, to Earth, and to the passage of time. Sometimes cold and brutal, at other times touching, it is a ruthlessly honest view of human nature.

Discover even more about Aniara 
through workshop videos and blogs 
at our microsite

This fantastic voyage premieres at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia on June 20, with five performances in four days.  

16 singers, 2 actors, 4 instrumentalists, a Beijing Opera performer/choreographer, kinetic lighting, costumes  - all combined to create the most advanced form of choral theatre, written as an organic synthesis to bring Harry Martinson's novel to life. 

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:30p
Friday, June 21 @ 7:30p
Saturday, June 22 @ 3p and 8p
Sunday, June 23 @ 4p

Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N American St, Philadelphia

Major support for Aniara has been provided by
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

A Recommendation from our friends at
Annenberg Center Live

Direct from sold-out appearances at Carnegie Hall and featuring opera singer Brenda Rae, "one of the period-instrument world's most successful ensembles"  (The New York Times) makes its Philadelphia debut with an opera-in-concert of Handel's  Semele conducted by Harry Bicket.

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