From the creators of the Grammy® Award nominated sell-out show INALA, Sisters Grimm, are set to wow UK audiences again with a fabulous line up of talented Brazilian dancers, special guest dancer Nathalie Harrison from The Royal Ballet and narration by Jeremy Irons in their new show ‘VOICES OF THE AMAZON, at Sadler’s Wells from 4th – 8th July 2017. The co-founders are leading UK female producers – Music Composer Ella Spira (27years old), and Pietra Mello-Pittman (32 years old).
Set amidst the lush landscape of the Brazilian rainforest, VOICES OF THE AMAZON follows the story of ‘Beleza’, a water spirit from the Amazon river, whose search to cure her dying sister takes her on a life-changing journey deep into the forest. Entranced by the beauty of the natural world, her eyes are soon opened to the realities of deforestation and the devastating loss of renewable medicines and plants.
Jeremy Irons lends his voice as the narrator, amidst a sensational musical score composed in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters and world-renowned percussionists ‘Olodum’.
Performed by an exceptionally talented company of dancers, singers and musicians, this unique production bursts with live music, song and dance on stage, fusing ballet, contemporary and capoeira, means VOICES OF THE AMAZON promises an exhilarating live experience, embracing the true spirit of Brazil.
We had a chat with the Sisters about their new production and whats next for the group . . .
What is the background of the company?
Sisters Grimm is a theatre production company, established in 2009, they possess a unique set of skills and expertise in dance, music, theatre and film. Former Royal Ballet dancer Pietra Mello-Pittman, and Grammy© Award nominated Composer Ella Spira, are the Creative Directors.
Particularly through INALA, but all of our productions, we succeed in creating respectful cross cultural and multi-disciplined work. Bringing cultural traditions into the modern day through theatrical artistic productions, maintaining high standards and absolute excellence is always at the core of everything we produce.
What has been the highlight of your collaboration?
In 2016 INALA was Grammy© Award nominated alongside South African legends Ladysmith Black Mamboza, who co-wrote the music for INALA. This leveraged us to a new level of recognition within the theatre industry and the US. Following the Grammy’s the CD of INALA was released in the US and LBM have been performing songs from INALA on a North American tour.
We are taking the company around the world over the next two years. We open our next major production ‘Voices Of The Amazon’ summer 2017. We will be at Sadler’s Wells 4-8 July, and will be showcasing special guest dancer from The Royal Ballet – Nathalie Harrison and are taking the show to the USA including New York in 2019. We have also collaborated with Jeremy Irons, to narrate Voices of the Amazon and we are excited to see the audience reaction to such a well known actor.
Which audiences do you most enjoy performing to?
The UK is our home and there is a great pride in being able to perform and be respected here so it has a special place in our hearts. We also love the US with their creative and open artistic platforms.
What are the next steps for Sisters Grimm?
Having this year appointed the highly respected Tony Award winning veteran Broadway producer Jed Bernstein, this our first step in trading with the US in a more significant way. The US is still a key country for us to win over and we are keen to tour the US in 2019.
You can book now for tickets for Voices of the Amazon online.