Producer - Ada Milea/Alexander Balanescu

Authors: Radford, C.

Dates: 14 March 2008


19.30, Arts Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA), University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY; Box Office: 01225 386777 Tickets: £15 (£12 concessions) In a quest to reconnect with his Eastern European roots, virtuoso violinist Alexander Balanescu, leader of the internationally renowned Balanescu Quartet, turns to Romania as inspiration for The Island. Working with Ada Milea, an extraordinary young radical Romanian vocalist, actress and songwriter, he has composed a remarkable song cycle. Sung in English, The Island is inspired by the classic Robinson Crusoe story but with an improbable twist, as re-told by pre-war Romanian surrealist poet Gellu Naum. Ada Milea gives a startling stage performance, capitalising on her unique story-telling abilities alongside Alex Balanescu’s extraordinary violin performance and gift for melody. Details on

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