Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.
Join us as we look closer at the dynamic work of New Noise. New Noise, a performance group based in New Orleans, will do a Project Residency at Serenbe in July, as they further develop their original piece Oxblood.
Wine and beer will be served. Free and open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW NOISE has been creating visually-intense, physically-demanding, original ensemble theater in New Orleans since 2008. Our performances feature live music and immersive environments, and they often take place in reinvented, non-traditional venues. NEW NOISE works to advance ensemble practice through Voicebox, a community workshop series with master artists, and through Sound Off!, an annual festival of works-in-progress by local ensembles.
OXBLOOD is a panoramic outdoor performance about land, labor, and home in the contemporary South. Estranged sisters Rose and Laurel reunite in rural Georgia after their centuries-old family home burns to the ground. While Rose’s husband Jacob loses himself in the scarred farmland, the two sisters grapple over its uncertain future. Oxblood unfolds in a fearless blend of dialogue, dance, and sweeping choral music. With rich, keening harmonies composed by Brendan Connelly, and deeply intimate, unflinching choreography by Angelle Hebert, Oxblood unearths the tangled histories buried deep in the land and asks what happens to us when we leave that land behind.