RACHEL BERNSEN
Choir For Many (And All At Once)
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS FOR THIS PROJECT.
Caregiver? Hospice worker? MD? Health insurance broker? Social worker? Have you worked in the health sector?

Do you have any experience with caregiving-whether with family or in a professional capacity? Are you in any way connected to helping people recover or live in good health?
OPEN MINDS AND NO PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Casting 10 participants
Rehearsals: 2hr rehearsals once per week Sept-Oct 2018 (16 hrs total) Will be scheduled during evenings and weekends based around availability
Performances: Oct 26-28
$200 honorarium for participation
Interested? Email Rachel
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Choir For Many (And All At Once) is a means to take us out of our individual and collective isolation. The interdisciplinary work layers song, text and choreography to convey the emotions and life-experiences of an unlikely group of performer participants gathered together by a shared connection but who otherwise spend little time together. Choir might bring together residents of the same street that traverses many neighborhoods, people who live across opposite sides of the same highway, residents of a city who are new as of this year, or a diverse group of people who share a common first name.

For our first iteration we're bringing together people in the same profession: healthcare. The work will build on the individual personal and professional identities of each performer to create an experience of being part of something larger than the self.

The performers represent a broad spectrum of those who take care of others, including hospice care workers, insurance billing agents, unpaid care-givers, hospital administrators, death doulas, doctors.

Choir For Many is an Artspace commissioned project for Wellbeing: City Wide Open Studios 2018

Performances will take place October 26-28, 2018
Alternative Space at Yale West Campus
Times TBA

Conceived by choreographer Rachel Bernsen and writer Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, with musical direction by composers Adam Matlock and Taylor Ho Bynum.

Watch a short excerpt from a recent workshop of Choir

Photo credit: Rachel Bernsen
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