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Wild Embers (2017)

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by Melissa Dunphy | text by Nikita Gill

Text by poet Nikita Gill. Commissioned by Acalanes Bella Voce, directed by Bruce Lengacher.

To the Women of Acalanes High School Bella Voce on the occasion of their performance at the 2018 CASMEC. They will all tell new stories.


WILD EMBERS

We are the descendants
of the wild women you forgot
We are the stories you thought
would never be taught.

They should have checked the ashes
of the women they burned alive.
Because it takes a single wild ember
to bring a whole wildfire to life.

—————
Nikita Gill (2017)
Text used with permission of the poet.

Artwork by Nikita Gill


Performances

  • 24 Mar, 2018: Tonality at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10 Mar, 2018: Acalanes Bella Voce at Golden State Choral Competition, CA
  • 15 Feb, 2018: Acalanes Bella Voce at St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica, San Jose, CA (CASMEC)