Infinitely haunting

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FOR audiences who prefer their theatre more edgy than the norm, Woodend Barn in Banchory is serving up the perfect spring programme.

The venue will be playing host to two diverse yet challenging performances in May.

The first, Red Note Ensemble’s Infinito Nero is the world-class new musical composition by Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino.

Described as an “ecstasy in one act”, it is based on the evocative and bloody visions of the early seventeenth-century mystic St Maria Maddalena de? Pazzi.

The evening will be completed by a new commission from Scottish composer Carolyn Sparey plus more by Sciarrino and fellow Italian Luciano Berio.

Catch this bold contemporary concert, featuring mezzo soprano Angela Tunstall and directed by Garry Walker on Wednesday 11 May at 7.30pm.

Any performance based on the images of the man falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11 is bound to challenge, and Smallpetitklein’s new dance triple bill, Falling Man does just that.

Taking inspiration from Richard Drew’s photographs and developed from their residency at the Barn earlier this year, this piece offers human dignity over human depravity and questions the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities worldwide through hauntingly beautiful and emotive dance theatre.

Fresh from their New York performances of Falling Man, you can catch Smallpetitklein at the Barn with the support of North East Arts Touring on Friday 13 May at 7.30pm.

Tickets from Woodend Barn Box Office on 01330 825431 or online at