Brontë 200 - Brontë Beat with Project Adorno

Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool

October 12th 2019 07:00pm - 08:00pm

Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool

The contribution to literature made by the three Brontë sisters and their brother Branwell is the stuff of legend – their work has a unique flavour mingling wild romance, domestic realism, epic poetry and local detail, the personal and the peculiar. This coupled with their extraordinary life story portrays a family blessed with unique talents, yet cursed with misfortune, in which each member although distinct and individual, was bound to the other with an almost mystic affinity. Brontë Beat is a performance collage weaving the facts of their lives with the myths of their fiction. Comprising original songs, film, ambient sounds and spoken word, it explores the multi-faceted world of the Brontës through an electro-pop lens – from their early dabblings in “scribblemania” to the success of their novels and the fascinating history of their all too brief lives. The piece also includes interview extracts from people connected to the literature, landscape and places associated with the Brontë story. Though laced with tragedy there is also considerable joy in the Brontës and the piece aims to celebrate these contrasts rather than reconcile them. And despite being an oft-told story, it seems there is always something new to say…


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