WILL, the novel, opera and ballet is a multi-media, mid-life masterpiece. Here, on the alpha-numeric island of Mira (Mirror), questions on “thought and anti-thought” are projected against the architecture of fallen civilizations at a time uncertain. Mira borders on collapse due to its ancient battles between those who learn through Words versus those who learn by Numbers. For now, Mira is a land where the Words are in charge. But well-worded Mira may soon collapse due to its inability to promote ‘spiritually evolved-thought ’, as genius. Mira is an introspective nation controlled by the Board of Birth Examiners who start conversations about ‘freedom of thought’, but only deliver duels about control, in all matters. Atiya, born into the House of Lower Number , traces her spiritual evolution through three ‘marriages’ as she seeks her own spiritual safety in a highly fragile construct where genius is to be seen, but never heard.
LIBRETTO: RENEE KEMP-ROTAN (ORDER LIBRETTO: BLURB.COM)
ORIGINAL MUSIC: TAI "UPGRADE" ROTAN for TKRP Music Publishing / BMI
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