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The Creative Hub, The Storey Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Dear Einstein Choir Call Out

For Light Up Lancaster 2023

What is the project?

Dear Einstein is a new outdoor video projection piece made by imitating the dog. It is being made for Light Up Lancaster Festival. It will be a large-scale animated projection onto a prominent building in the town, accompanied by a new soundtrack by composer, James Hamilton.

The work will be a 10-minute projection piece, which loops, playing several times throughout each evening. It will take inspiration from Einstein’s work and correspondence, playfully addressing big questions about life, death, and the mysteries of the universe.

When is it?

There will be three nights of live performances as part of Light Up Lancaster on 2nd, 3rd, & 4th of November.

How do I get involved?

We’re looking for local people to join a choir to perform on the three live nights, to perform the soundtrack to the video work. You don’t need any previous musical or singing experience, just need an open mind and enthusiasm!

There will be three workshop rehearsals in Lancaster before the show nights. We’d like you to come to at least one of them, two would be better. Then we ask that you join us at the dress rehearsal, and perform on at least one of the live event nights, but two, or even all three, if you can. The piece will be performed several times on each live event night, so you will be there for a couple of hours on those nights.

Who can join?

We are happy for families and young people to join, and the age guidance is 11+. People under 15 should be accompanied by an adult.

Sounds great! I want to take part! What now?

Let us know you’re interested, by completing this short form: https://forms.gle/x7EQJsChyWzn7oeA9 or alternatively you can drop an email to our Creative Engagement Manager,  Ben Mellor: ben@imitatingthedog.co.uk and he will get back to you. Have a look at the schedule below and let us know which rehearsal and performance slots you can make:

Rehearsals:                        

Wed 4th Oct: 6.45pm – 8.15pm [The Storey (Music Room), Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH. Accessibility Information]

Wed 18th Oct: 6.45pm – 8.15pm [The Storey (Lecture Theater), Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH. Accessibility Information]

Tues 24th Oct: 6.45pm – 8.15pm [The Storey (Music Room), Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH. Accessibility Information]

Wed Nov 1st: Dress Rehearsal – 6.45pm – 8.15pm (Dalton Square, Lancaster)

Performances (Dalton Square, Lancaster): 

Thurs 2nd Nov: 5pm – 9pm Soundchecks and performance slots to choose from (5pm – 7pm or 7pm – 9pm. You will need to arrive 15 – 20 mins before your slot)

Friday 3rd Nov: 5pm – 9pm Soundchecks and performance slots to choose from (5pm – 7pm or 7pm – 9pm. You will need to arrive 15 – 20 mins before your slot)

Saturday 4th Nov: 5pm – 9pm Soundchecks and performance slots to choose from  (5pm – 7pm or 7pm – 9pm. You will need to arrive 15 – 20 mins before your slot)

What else do I need to know?

It will be late Autumn, and we can’t guarantee dry or warm weather. The performances will be outdoors, so you’ll need some warm clothes, waterproofs and some gloves!

It will be a lot of fun – we CAN guarantee that.

We will provide refreshments at the rehearsals and the live performances. 

Examples of our past work:

100 Stories High, a Lightpool & Light Up Lancaster co-commission performed in Blackpool & Lancaster in 2022.

(click the WATCH AT HOME button to see the whole thing)

Oh, the Night! Made for Urban Legends: Northern Lights event in Hull in 2018.

(click the WATCH AT HOME button to see the whole thing)

Trespass, made for Lancashire Encounter Festival & Light Up Lancaster in 2017.

(click the WATCH AT HOME button to see the whole thing)