// THE BODY UNTIED WITH NEW VINTAGE BAROQUE
// JANUARY 14TH, 15TH, 17TH IN NYC
"As the last duchess of an independent Brittany, and a ferocious diplomat and patron of the arts, Anne of Brittany (1477 - 1514) surpassed her circumstances to live a life of enormous consequence for Europe. This cycle traces the arc of Anne's coercion into the French crown and legendary forty-day funeral, and ruminates on her embodiment, even centuries later, of the resilient spirit of the Breton. The texts, infused with chilling winds, sea salt, flora, violence, and mourning, are drawn from her court, funeral rites, and contemporary Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trévien. Interspersed are dances and Baroque court music of Couperin and Lully, guided with narration of Anne's life and influence. "