SINGING STORIES VOCALE VERHALEN
RELEASE - CANADA 2012
Alchemy Presents 'Solstice': Seasonal music with spice! Traditional Christmas songs with spicy percussion by Udo Demandt and Spanish guitar by Arturo Ramon. Available for choral and instrumental concerts. CD available via iTunes.
Director & Soprano: Nicole Jordan
Guitar: Arturo Ramon
Percussion: Udo Demant
Premiere: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2012
IN VOCATION ('T KRUIDENVROUWTJE)
May 7 & 8, 2016 - Keukenhof
PREMIERE - KORZO THEATRE 2011
Alchemy Presents 'Sweet Solitude': With a fusion of live piano and vocal music, dance, poetry and nature, Alchemy invites the the audience into our secluded wonderland of artistic and natural elements. In Sweet Solitude we explore the psychology of disconnection, escape, and isolation, but finally come to a place of peace. Sweet Solitude is the story of a woman whose sense of self and sanity becomes frayed when she feels disconnected from the 'realities' of her own life: Who are her people? Where does she belong? How does she assemble all of the difference aspects of herself? This show is has autobigraphical elements of Nicole Jordan's own life: it touches on aspects of Freudian psychology and uses the poetry of displaced peoples to help come to grips with her own misplaced identity. CD available via iTunes
Director & Soprano: Nicole Jordan ("Ego")
Choreography: Zaddik Francis
Piano: Celia Garcia-Garcia
Dancer: Jade Stenhuis ("Id")
Actor: Pallas van der Kroft-Sluyter ("Superego")
Dramateur: Jerome Meyer
Premiere: Korzo Theatre, The Hague, Netherlands, 2011
PREMIERE - SEPT 2013
Alchemy Presents In Vocation ('t Kruidenvrouwtje): With songs, percussion & lute, 'In Vocation' is an intimate, theatrical story of a modern-day witch. Here, a woman who has dedicated her life to advising others on matters of the heart faces the same troubles when her own heart is broken! She finds strength in her own potions and spells which take her to the darker side! With French court songs and English lute-songs from the 17th c.
Director & Soprano: Nicole Jordan (The Herbal Woman)
Lute: Israel Golani
Percussion: Udo Demant
Research; Emeritus Professor Gordon Callon
Premiere: Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada, 2013.
PREMIERE - ATRIUM, THE HAGUE JANUARY 14, 2017
For the whole family.
Alchemy Presents the Snow Queen: Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairytale the Snow Queen comes to life in this magical new production. We all know how most fairytales go: young couple finding love battling the evil woman in between, but life is never so simple! Who was the Snow Queen? How did she become so cold? When she battles the girl, Gerda, is she really battling herself? With classical music from the Romantic era (~1850), contemporary dancers in the roles of the young lovers, and gorgeous visuals by haute couture designer Peter George d'Angelino Tap, Alchemy takes you on a fantastical journey through the seasons, challenges the senses, and stimilates the imagination! Things to look for: The harpist as the evil mirror, the crazy Goblin appearing in many forms, and the audience as part of the scenery!
Director & Soprano: Nicole Jordan (The Snow Queen)
Choreographer: Jozefien Debaillie
Harp: Annemieke IJzerman (The Mirror)
Costume and decor: Peter George d'Angelino Tap
Lighting and Design: Vasilis Apostolatos