A SONIC RETURN TO THE SOURCE
THE DESCENT OF INANNA
new performance dates coming soon
A modern mother and musician meets the earliest surviving musical compositions known to humanity, revealing an aural tradition of fertility rites performed and led by women over 4000 years ago. The Descent of Inanna is only just gaining its full interpretation as the languages of Ancient Sumeria are better understood and music theory entirely reconsidered. To reveal life in patterns of descent rather than ascent, navigating the great unknown like the labyrinth of the ear, listening-in to comprehend the ultimate wisdom beyond the material world. This is a visceral and electric manifestation, uniting the ancient with futuristic to break down societal taboos and invoke a landscape of renewed vision and hope.
"Wild and thrilling. Contagious" ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
"Totally absorbing to watch and marvellous to hear. Spectacular" ★★★★ BROADWAYBABY
A collaboration with The Explorers Club, Richard Dumbrill, Ravensbourne College, Juju's Bar & Stage, William Summers and Daniel Malachi Kearns
"Utterly captivating. This mesmerizing piece speaks from a deep, primal place. It took me on a journey to somewhere beyond this realm, and I think I speak for everyone in the room. It’s a privilege to experience such a rare talent. Anna-Helena is a dream to work with and the tech production was excellent"
Creative Director, Juju's Bar & Stage & Ninety One