Ing an Die (2017) 

by James McGinn

Ing an Die serves as James McGinn's operatic debut, concluding a three year research period exploring the multifaceted nature of a Gesamtkunstwerk. Placing this notion within a post-contemporary context, Ing an Die juxtaposes a broad palate of symbolic images and performative identities. By engaging the traditional vs contemporary, masculine vs feminine, organic human vs synthetic humanoid; the value systems surrounding art, culture, and power are used to critically examine humanist privilege within our contemporary world.

At the brink of a decaying humanity crushed by the exponential growth of technology, this 3-Act, 75 minute operatic-dance duet, traces a shape-shifting love story amidst a pre-apocalyptic landscape.

Director: James McGinn - Artistic Associate: Christoffer Forbes Schieche - Interpreters: Inga Hákonardóttir & James McGinn - Costume Design: Ried & Harriet - Lighting Design: James McGinn, with Nicholas Houfek - Production: wpZimmer - Co-production Support: wpZimmer, The Knight Foundation - Residency Support: P.A.R.T.S., wpZimmer, Buda, Centre Choégraphique National d'Orléans


  • Dance
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Language: English



Fr 13 Oct 2017
Th 19 Oct 2017 - 20.00 uur
Fr 20 Oct 2017 - 17.00 uur
Sa 21 Oct 2017 - 17.00 uur


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