One. Decades later, in the early 70s, new colonial wars erupted in Africa, in Angola and Mozambique. Some disabled survivors of those wars took part in Curado, a work that retold many of their astonishing and harrowing stories. With the help of young professional musicians, and dancers from Balleteatro, these men and women re-enacted stories that for many years were suppressed. The piece was commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, and the introduction of democratic systems. The piece was performed in Casa da Musica in April 2014. Composer Jorge Prendas Writer/Director Tim Yealland Tim Yealland direcção artística Factor E!, Digitópia Collective, Associação de Deficientes das Forças Armadas e Balleteatro A Primeira Guerra Mundial, iniciada há 100 anos, é evocada para expressar o forte desejo de vida. Com poesia e drama, este teatro musical integrado no ciclo Música & Revolução, presta homenagem às vítimas do conflito (António Gonçalves Curado foi o primeiro soldado português morto em combate), propondo uma reflexão sobre a Humanidade.
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Zeppelin Dreams was a new ETO full-length opera created especially for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, and explored forgotten events 100 years earlier, when a Graf Zeppelin, lost in the fog and bound for the docks in Liverpool, dropped its bombs on the city. The opera was performed by 250 local people and ETO professionals. The piece was a partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Wolverhampton Music Education Hub. It built on the success of A House on the Moon, the community opera created with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in 2007. For Zeppelin Dreams 12 separate groups of different ages, skills and abilities took part in a series of over 100 creative workshops that led to the three final performances at the end of March 2014. East Park and Uplands Primary Schools, two groups from Aldersley High School, Wolverhampton University, Penn Hall Special School, Azaad Dhol percussion ensemble, The Music Education Hub Orchestra, the Discoverers and WOW theatre companies, a recruited adult group, and the GET-IN theatre group made up the company. Players from the Royal Academy of Music, and three professional singers (Joseph Shovelton, Casey-Joe Rumens and Austine Broad) led the cast. Composers Rachel Leach Writer/Director Tim Yealland Designer Alan and Jude Munden Animator Babis Alexiadis