Composer, musician and writer Sonia Allori worked with Ruth Hemus on the development on her opera Dada’s Women, taking inspiration from Hemus’ book of the same title. Through support from flip Artists, Sonia was able to take a research trip to Zurich, Switzerland with Ruth Hemus, which she blogged about here. Sonia also had mentoring support as part of the FST Step Up mentoring programme.
She also plays with The British Paraorchestra and has been working on “Seasons 4.0”, a multi-arts collaborative project with Drake Music (London) and the choreographer Sheron Wray. Sonia toured with Graeae Theatre Company in Spring 2014 as “Maisie” in their new production of Threepenny Opera. Since finishing with flip Artists Sonia worked with Magnetic North on their Rough Mix creative labs, forming an ongoing professional relationship with the company.
“It has given me the chance to further develop an idea for a larger scale work than I have written before, to form a creative team for the project and to plan how to write the work.”