Portraits in Song
A live performance piece
11 original songs
11 magnificent projected portraits of amazing women
Unveiled in thematic order
A dance between melody and lyric and pencil and paper
A rich and pleasurable experience
A space for people to join together in love.
I’m ellen cherry and I’m a song and story alchemist. I created a performance piece for you that springs directly from my love of storytelling and my passion for history. The purpose of this project is to turn our gaze away from imposed beauty standards and instead see women as powerful thinkers and doers.
Portraits in Song features the live performance of eleven original songs inspired by the stories of powerful women in history. The musical performance is accompanied by large scale projections of commissioned portraits by the artist Liz Downing. It is intended to be a house concert and salon piece to prompt questions and emotions to increase empathy and connection between all peoples.
I’m ellen cherry. I am a musician, composer, and performer. I have created a performance piece that springs from my love of storytelling and my passion for history. The purpose of the project is to shift our attention away from imposed detrimental beauty standards and instead see women as powerful thinkers and doers.
I want to celebrate women’s stories and highlight the value of their work.
These stories guide us, inform us, educate and embolden all people. An incredible ripple effect will occur when women all over the world are allowed to flourish, and their work given its proper value. We can help to turn women’s ambitions and aspirations into actions that will affect incredible positive environmental and social change.