HOW TO MAKE TWO OUTFITS OUT OF ONE, created by Dickson & Chalmers  How to Make Two Outfits Out of One is a two-women experimental chamber opera inspired by the life and work of Franco-American artist, socialite and feminist Niki de Saint Phalle. Co-created and performed by Nic Chalmers (librettist, performer) and Jane Dickson (composer, sound artist) the work invites the audience inside de Saint Phalle's creative world and seeks to deconstruct the apparatus of opera, a genre that has traditionally played to the male gaze. The controversial, interdisciplinary work of de Saint Phalle provides a striking, hallucinatory visual and narrative landscape for the question: How do women sound when they are creating their own voice?  Battersea Arts Centre, 2014   Photo: Roxane Herve      
       
     
 Photo: Angelica Kroeger
       
     
 Photo: Angelica Kroeger
       
     
 Photo: Angelica Kroeger
       
     
 Dickson & Chalmers in residence at Q-O2, Brussels, in 2015
       
     
 Dickson & Chalmers in residence at Q-O2, Brussels, in 2015
       
     
 HOW TO MAKE TWO OUTFITS OUT OF ONE, created by Dickson & Chalmers  How to Make Two Outfits Out of One is a two-women experimental chamber opera inspired by the life and work of Franco-American artist, socialite and feminist Niki de Saint Phalle. Co-created and performed by Nic Chalmers (librettist, performer) and Jane Dickson (composer, sound artist) the work invites the audience inside de Saint Phalle's creative world and seeks to deconstruct the apparatus of opera, a genre that has traditionally played to the male gaze. The controversial, interdisciplinary work of de Saint Phalle provides a striking, hallucinatory visual and narrative landscape for the question: How do women sound when they are creating their own voice?  Battersea Arts Centre, 2014   Photo: Roxane Herve      
       
     

HOW TO MAKE TWO OUTFITS OUT OF ONE, created by Dickson & Chalmers

How to Make Two Outfits Out of One is a two-women experimental chamber opera inspired by the life and work of Franco-American artist, socialite and feminist Niki de Saint Phalle. Co-created and performed by Nic Chalmers (librettist, performer) and Jane Dickson (composer, sound artist) the work invites the audience inside de Saint Phalle's creative world and seeks to deconstruct the apparatus of opera, a genre that has traditionally played to the male gaze. The controversial, interdisciplinary work of de Saint Phalle provides a striking, hallucinatory visual and narrative landscape for the question: How do women sound when they are creating their own voice?

Battersea Arts Centre, 2014 

Photo: Roxane Herve

 

 

 Photo: Angelica Kroeger
       
     

Photo: Angelica Kroeger

 Photo: Angelica Kroeger
       
     

Photo: Angelica Kroeger

 Photo: Angelica Kroeger
       
     

Photo: Angelica Kroeger

 Dickson & Chalmers in residence at Q-O2, Brussels, in 2015
       
     

Dickson & Chalmers in residence at Q-O2, Brussels, in 2015

 Dickson & Chalmers in residence at Q-O2, Brussels, in 2015
       
     

Dickson & Chalmers in residence at Q-O2, Brussels, in 2015