Following on from a set of sold out shows at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, The Quorum brings The Swarm to the Vault Festival from the 8th to the 12th February.
Composed by Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, The Swarm is a piece of theatre which stretches the boundaries of of choral music, sound and movement to celebrate and bring audiences closer to nature.
When the queen bee is deposed by her daughter and forced to leave the hive, she takes half the honey bee colony with her and so they embark on a perilous journey of migration through a busy city. The Swarm follows the bees in the search for a new home as they encounter a deadly extractor fan, a thunder storm and a fierce debate over two potential sites on which to build a hive. With just one last meal of honey for energy, how will they reach a collective decision on where to relocate?
The show includes in its cast Hannah Mason as Queen Bee and Heloise Tunstall-Behrens as Bay. It also includes soundscape by Auclair and is directed by Roswitha Gerlitz and Heloise Tunstall- Behrens.
The Quorum celebrates the inspirational forms of collective behaviour existing between networks of intelligent life – such as bees and plants. Their first production was a 10 minute choral piece ‘Be the Bee’, which was inspired by the lifecycle of a bee hive and shown as part of the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival in July 2015 and at Cafe Oto in August of the same year.
The Swarm will appear as part of the VAULT Festival from the 8th to the 12th February. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.vaultfestival.com/event/the-swarm/2017-02-08/#details|0