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KITKA's adventurous vocal-theater project The Rusalka Cycle:
Songs Between the Worlds premiered to packed houses and
overwhelming response in Novemner 2005 in Oakland, California. Our
work with composer/performance artist Mariana Sadovska, and
stage director Ellen Sebastian Chang challenged and stretched
us into some very exciting new forms of creative expression, and
we, as artists have been deeply transformed by this experience.
KITKA has since remounted the show in San Francisco and at The Revolutions
International Theater Festival in 2008 in Albuquerque, NM. In April
2009, we brought the show back to Ukraine with additional performances
at the Giving Voice Festival in Poland and Golbalize:Colonge 2009
in Germany. In June 2010, we will perform The Rusalka
Cycle at the Stimmen
Festival in Lorrach Germany.
from the 2010 Premiere Performances >
of Singing Through Darkness by Jaime Robles >
Performances took place at
954 60th St.
Oakland, CA 94608
had an amazing time in Bulgaria working, playing, and performing
with the astonishing singers of Le Mystére des Voix Bulgares.
Here is our on-line chronicle
of our Bulgarian adventure, complete with photos and journal
entries! Heartfelt thanks the many individuals and organizations
who contributed towards our Balkan travel fund and enabled us to
realize this dream-journey!
|Travel back through the centuries, and then listen to
KITKA. These eight women provide the heart and soul of this
production, creating a nasal, dissonant sound that gives voice
to human suffering. Its a lament that creeps into your
consciousness in the most subtle way. The voices of that marvelous
chorus produces shivers.
Patti Hartigan, The Boston Globe