Screen to Stage Catalogue

Equus: Story of the Horse

Equus: Story of the Horse

The concert adaptation of

Equus: Story of the Horse

A film by:

With the music of:

Darren Fung

Conducted by:

Darren Fung

Narration by:

Niobe Thompson

A breathtaking new live performance, exploring our amazing partnership with the horse, a bond that transformed our world. Thompson and Fung have reimagined the three-part CBC television series as a live multimedia event for orchestra and choir.

Une formidable performance, explorant notre incroyable relation avec le cheval, un lien qui a transformé notre monde. Thompson et Fung ont réimaginé la série télévisée en trois parties de CBC en un événement multimédia devant public avec chœur et orchestre.

Creation date:

2019

Running time:

Shows are available in versions of 80 minutes (55 & 23 min) and 60 minutes (no intermission); 60-minute parts are written with an inserted transition, to allow for one set of rehearsal for the two versions; 60-minute version also available as a family friendly version.

Le concert est disponible en versions de 80 minutes (55 & 23 min) et 60 minutes (sans entracte); les parties de 60 minutes sont écrites avec des insertions de transitions, permettant une seule série de répétitions pour présenter les deux versions; la version de 60 minutes est également disponible en version familiale.

Language:

Available in English only

Offert en anglais seulement

Minimum rehearsal requirements:

Extra choir-only rehearsal required.
- Rehearsal room should have access to sound system in which a 1⁄8” laptop audio output can be
outputted for the choir to hear and sing to.
Rehearsal with orchestra (2.5 hour)
- if rehearsal is in the same space as performance, technical setup should be that of the performance.
Projection optional.
- if rehearsal is in a different space, it is possible to use a scaled down tech setup:
- musicians will be using headphones
- conductor, narrator, and tech director should EACH have at minimum one monitor or flat
screen television (20” or larger) for their use
- projection optional
Dress Rehearsal (2.5 hour):

- All video and audio systems will be ready for artist approval at least 1 hour prior to the start
of the Dress Rehearsal.

Extra choir-only rehearsal required.
- Rehearsal room should have access to sound system in which a 1⁄8” laptop audio output can be
outputted for the choir to hear and sing to.
Rehearsal with orchestra (2.5 hour)
- if rehearsal is in the same space as performance, technical setup should be that of the performance.
Projection optional.
- if rehearsal is in a different space, it is possible to use a scaled down tech setup:
- musicians will be using headphones
- conductor, narrator, and tech director should EACH have at minimum one monitor or flat
screen television (20” or larger) for their use
- projection optional
Dress Rehearsal (2.5 hour):

- All video and audio systems will be ready for artist approval at least 1 hour prior to the start
of the Dress Rehearsal.

Instrumentation:

1.1(=ca).1.1 - 4.2.2.1 - timp.3perc - harp - pno.org.cimb - strings (suggested:10.8.6.5.4; minimum 8.6.5.4.3) SATB (minimum 28 singers 7.7.7.7)

1.1(=ca).1.1 - 4.2.2.1 - timp.3perc - harp - pno.org.cimb - cordes (suggéré:10.8.6.5.4; minimum 8.6.5.4.3) SATB (minimum de 28 chanteurs 7.7.7.7)

Complimentary outreach activity:

Filmmaker and Narrator Niobe Thompson and Composer and Conductor Darren Fung are available for media interviews remotely and in-person shortly before performances. They welcome opportunities to engage with funders and audience members before and after performances.

Le cinéaste et narrateur, Niobe Thompson, et le compositeur et chef d'orchestre, Darren Fung, sont disponibles pour des entretiens avec les médias à distance et en personne peu avant les représentations. Ils accueillent volontiers les occasions de dialoguer avec les donateurs et les membres du public avant et après les représentations.

Awards and nominations:

Winner of more Canadian Screen Awards than any other documentary of its year, including the prestigious Rob Stewart Award for Best Science & Nature Program.



Equus est le documentaire ayant reçu le plus grand nombre de prix écrans canadiens en 2019 dont le prestigieux prix Rob Stewart du meilleur documentaire ou meilleure série scientifique/nature.



Press:

"A life-consuming work anchored in a devotion to animals... stunning visuals!"  

- Globe & Mail  


"A glorious symphonic score"  

- Edmonton Journal  


"An exhaustive scientific quest through 11 countries, backed by gorgeous footage and narrative magnificence... epic!"  

- Winnipeg Free Press  


"Three spectacular hours of cutting-edge science and gripping adventure." 

- Todayville

"A life-consuming work anchored in a devotion to animals... stunning visuals!"  

- Globe & Mail  


"A glorious symphonic score"  

- Edmonton Journal  


"An exhaustive scientific quest through 11 countries, backed by gorgeous footage and narrative magnificence... epic!"  

- Winnipeg Free Press  


"Three spectacular hours of cutting-edge science and gripping adventure." 

- Todayville

Previous performances:

The live production of Equus: Story of the Horse will be premiered by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in April 2022

La première de la production scénique de Equus: Story of the Horse sera présentée par le Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony en Avril 2022

For more information or to book this performances, please contact us