26.04.13 7.30pm, RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester; £15
László Rózsa (recorder)
Michael D. Clark (percussion and dulcimer)
James Akers (theorbo)
Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba)
James Hall (countertenor)
Aaron Jeffrey (performer)
Stefano Giglioni (performer)
Michelangelo: painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and poet – the original, and perhaps ultimate, Renaissance man.
Taking a metaphorical scalpel to his life, Michelangelo Drawing Blood delves into the forces that drove his genius – an obsession with human anatomy, a passionate response to the male body and an equally intense Christian faith.
Accompanied by music composed by Charlie Barber and performed on Renaissance instruments, two male performers bring to life the fluid twists and turns of Michelangelo’s drawings.
Using music, physical theatre, and film, the artist’s creative vision is explored through a series of scenes – some real, some imagined.
The performance contains male nudity
Music: Charlie Barber
Choreography: Andy Howitt
Video: Barnaby Dicker
Design: Alex Robertson
Lighting: Andy Hamer