Sylvia Plath in the Domestic Sublime
10.30am and 6.00pm 26 - 29 Sept, 2 - 6 Oct; Sun 10.30am & 2pm; 6.00pm 8, 10, 12, 13 Oct
Full Price: $ 36
Concession: $ 27
Tuesday: $ 27
Group: $ 24
(per person for 3 people)
A poetry-infused virtuoso performance by pianist Danaë Killian, featuring Sylvia Plath’s legendary Ariel poems spoken on the 50th anniversary of their creation. JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations transform with musical magic a forlorn Footscray cottage into a resounding gothic cathedral; while from the sublime polyphonically woven body of the Goldberg, Plath’s words of domestic apocalypse bloom like stigmata.
Sylvia Plath in the Domestic Sublime belongs to Danaë Killian’s current cross-disciplinary research project in music and poetics, Transformations and Initiations: Sylvia Plath in Flames, in Performance. Danaë Killian holds a PhD from Melbourne University, where she maintains an affiliation as researcher and lecturer in the Faculty of the VCA and MCM.
Created and Performed by Danaë Killian
Composer J S Bach