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Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and More to Celebrate Renaissance Artist Titian

By Harriet Staff

In an exciting marriage of art, dance, music, and poetry, the London Ballet and the National Gallery have joined forces with notable poets to celebrate Titian, a 16th-century Italian painter. Fourteen poets, including Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, and Simon Armitage, were selected by a panel led by A.S. Byatt. Each composed short poems inspired by Titian and his work. More Intelligent Life featured “Metamorphosis: Titian 2012” on its website, saying:

A screening room will show the poets narrating their work, along with snippets from the ballets. Original music for these has been commissioned from three leading composers, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Jonathan Dove and Nico Muhly; the choreographers include Wayne McGregor, who is not afraid to be peculiar. Throw a bit of Titian into the mix, and who knows what to expect.

More information available at More Intelligent Life.

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Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 by Harriet Staff.