The Captured Goddess
A new music video
Music by Dominick DiOrio
Misha Penton, soprano
Meredith Harris, viola
Kyle Evans, piano
Toni Valle, dancer and choreographer
Fiery flames and smoldering vapor plumes. Wildflowers and wild grasses. An elemental goddess at the mercy of humankind.
American poet Amy Lowell’s 1914 prescient and haunting poem, "The Captured Goddess", is told through intense imagery, shot on location: from Houston's Memorial Drive wildflowers to the blazing flares and glowing smoke plumes of our city's ship channel. A seven minute mini-opera, "The Captured Goddess" illuminates contemporary urban life and our ever-pressing forward, ever-changing world.
Misha Penton, director
Raul Casares, director of photography
Cliff Davis, editor
Audio recorded by Todd Hulslander at The Geary Performance Studio, Houston Public Media. Produced by Misha Penton
Amy Lowell's 1914 poem, "The Captured Goddess": http://bit.do/lowellgoddess
Digital EP: in addition to the "The Captured Goddess", the EP includes two scenes from the chamber opera, "Klytemnestra, the original subversive female", with music by Dominick DiOrio and words by Misha Penton.
EP on Bandcamp: http://bit.do/capturedgoddessEP
Digital Booklet, liner notes & lyrics: http://bit.do/goddessdigitalbooklet
Coming on iTunes
Thanks to The Barn - Dance Source Performing Arts Space