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Love Fail is a collaboration between GWDC and Pro Coro Canada. The score, created by Pulitzer-prize winning composer David Lang and directed by Pro Coro Canada’s Artistic Director Michael Zaugg, is a modern retelling of Tristan and Isolde which interweaves details of the timeless love story with contemporary sources. The score is performed live by an all-female quartet with simple sound enhancements and a range of small instruments played by the vocalists. Interacting with the vocalists on stage is a quartet of female dancers.

The work was presented as part of New Music Edmonton’s season, under the direction of Ian Crutchley.

Choreographer: Alida Kendell
Performers: Ainsley Hillyard, Alison Kause, Alida Kendell and Kate Stashko
Vocalists: Jane Berry, Sable Chan, Jolaine Kerley and Sarah Schaub
Composer: David Lang
Director: Michael Zaugg

Premiered: April 15, 2016 at Edmonton’s Studio 96