A captivating holographic music-theatre performance, set entirely to music blending Renaissance madrigals and contemporary vocal music, will be held as part of the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF).
For one-night-only during the Festival, UK-based company ERRATICA will present the innovative Toujours et Près de Moi?, which uses a 19th century theatrical illusion known as a Pepper’s Ghost. In this illusion, ghostly objects appear to fade in or out of existence.
The piece is designed to be performed with five unaccompanied classical singers who enhance the on-stage action with a score of Renaissance madrigals and contemporary vocals. As the five singers perform this unique music a cappella, two actors move around a table that show projected holograms of their past selves – which the actors themselves cannot see, and yet perform alongside in a complex choreography that tells a moving story.
First performed at The Print Room, London, in May 2012, Toujours Et Prés De Moi? was shown at the Spitalfields Winter Festival 2012 before being revived at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The production now joins the diverse programme of the 14th edition of the MIAF, which this year is taking place between 28 June and 14 July.
Toujours et Près de Moi? will be performed by ERRATICA at 09:00 on Friday 5 July, at the Valletta Campus Theatre (ex MITP), St Paul Street, Valletta.