Look. listen. leap.
The word “orchestra” originated in ancient Greece to name the space between the main stage and the audience in which the chorus and the instrumentalists were positioned. It literally means “a dancing place”.
Bridgetown Orchestra is that dancing place of creativity. It brings a unique perspective to its classical roots by bridging multiple genres and creative disciplines with original works. Using music, theater, dance, poetry, projections, and interactive installations this unconventional orchestra creates one-of-a-kind experiences that have something to say.
Redefining the Orchestra
From installation works to immersive multimedia performances, the group’s projects are designed to reflect a changing cultural landscape. The roster of artists depends entirely on the project at hand and the collective identity of the ensemble as an ‘orchestra’ is not exclusively for instrumentalists. Bridgetown Orchestra typically unites musicians, composers, programmers, technologists, scenic designers, lighting designers, audio designers, dancers, singers, and actors, among others. The lines between art forms are blurring and the landscape of the digital world is not going away. It is time for an old tradition to merge with this new landscape in order to shape a new path forward. Bridgetown Orchestra takes that “one giant leap” into the latest frontier.