Angelika's Promise | June 17 & 24, 2009
Family Secrets: An Inside View of the Short Life of Angelika Hoerle
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The Art Gallery of Ontario featured works of German art prodigy Angelika Hoerle, who died at 22 years of age in 1923, May 23 to Aug 30, 2009.
Ryerson Theatre students Sochi Fried and Taryn Jorgensen brought Angelika to life in Angelika's Promise, a monologue play, Jackmann Hall, June 17th and 24th at 7 p.m. Assisting playwright Angelika Littlefield with the direction of the play was Ryerson Theatre student Meghan Gennings. Littlefield, who also curates Angelika Hoerle: Comet of the Cologne Avante-Garde 1912-1923 says, "The exhibition shows the talent of this young woman who lived hard and died young; the play shows feminist issues of Angelika's times that continue to reverberate today."
Comets and Shadows
Musician/Composer Ennio Paola, inspired by the life and works of Angelika Hoerle, composed Comets and Shadows, a powerful piano piece which will be part of the play Angelika's Promise at Jackmann Hall. "Ennio captures the evanescent life of my great-aunt with echoes of her strength and her sorrow," says Angie Littlefield. "It is a haunting piece that acts as Angelika's sound signature. We are lucky to have found a composer with the sensitivity to put notes to a life."
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Born in Prague in 1894 and victim to tuberculosis in the Wulzburg Concentration camp in 1942, composer Erwin Schulhoff’s early years in Cologne add musical spice to the exhibition Angelika Hoerle: Cologne Comet of Dada.
Podcast TWO: Aspects of the New Woman
Ever since I started researching the Rhineland arts scene of my great-aunt Angelika Hoerle who died in 1923, I have been struck by the different roles strong women played immediately before and after World War I. There are many aspects to what was dubbed the new woman
Podcast THREE: Who had the right to expect what?
It has always been difficult for me to imagine why my great-aunt Angelika Hoerle would alienate her parents by eloping with Heinrich Hoerle.