When: 8th March 2018, 7pm
Where: Grant Museum, 21 University St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6DE
£: Tickets cost £8 (Suitable for ages 11 years +)
What is it?
Impropera’s Muso will combine serious academics, priceless artefacts and musical improvisers, for a unique and intimate after-hours museum experience.
This quirky performance will take place on Thursday 8th March at the Grant Museum in London.
Muso aims to inspire and develop a new level of engagement between audiences, the arts, academia and museums. It takes an audience on a journey through an exhibition where they are invited to seek out hidden treasures, share their responses, hear from an expert and watch as their ideas are spun into music by an improvising opera troupe. It is the first of its kind of performance; an explosive collaboration between improvised opera and academia that places the audience at its centre.
The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy is a natural history museum and part of University College London. It was established by Robert Edmond Grant in 1828 as a teaching collection of zoological specimens and material for dissection. It is one of the oldest natural history collections in the UK, and is the last remaining university natural history museum in London.
Notable specimens and objects held by the museum include a rare quagga skeleton, thylacine specimens, dodo bones, Blaschka glass models and a jar full of moles (one of Contrary Life’s favourite quirky exhibits).
Impropera was founded in 2000 and emerged from the improvisational work at Opera Circus, the physical opera company set up by David Pearl and Tina Ellen Lee in the mid 90’s. Over the years Impropera have performed throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.