based on the novel Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation
us to listen, to open our hearts.
Aaouma, the Great Mother Tree is dying in
the Shining Land.
Our musical has three main themes:
Finding Your Voice
The musical’s message can initiate the complex dialogue we are all undergoing around these issues.
Our Progress so far:
- Libretto - 49 pages
- Score - 27 songs and incidental music
- We have received professional feedback from Associate Director Dave Orme of Wiltshire Creative; Director, actor, and Shakespearean scholar Dr. John Lang; Former Head Costume Designer of the English National Ballet Wizzy Shawyer; Composer and author James D’Angelo; and Actress Leone White.
- Here is one of our songs, The Song of Your Heart, for you to enjoy.
ABOUT BEARFOOT AND HALE
musician, composer and teacher who draws inspiration from the natural
world. She has worked in theatre, collaborated with dancers and visual
artists and facilitated workshops for adults and children both in schools
and privately. Always interested in sound and movement, Susanna
trained with Fabien Mamon and currently works alongside a Transformational
Breath facilitator using a variety of instruments to enhance relaxation and
healing. She also continues to teach piano privately. Meeting Susan Hale
brought an added impetus and inspiration to her work which has led to a
fruitful partnership. In the process of composing for Susan's magical and
timely stage musical Emma Oliver and The Song of Creation,
Susanna's passion for the natural world, music and theatre have blossomed anew.
Susanna has written inspiring melodies and arrangements
for Emma's musical journey.
Susan Elizabeth Hale
Susan Elizabeth Hale M.A. is a pioneer in
the fields of Music Therapy and Vocal Toning. From 1980 onwards she has circled
the Earth with song teaching thousands of people to find their natural voices.
Susan is creator of Earth Day-Sing for the Trees. Since 2010 over
10,000 people in 45 countries have participated in this annual global event.
Susan has written the libretto, lyrics, and several melodies.