Artist / Program Description:
Eloquent and innovative as both a performance and multi-media poet, Rose Virgo creates more than a synthesis with her concerts, performances, and installations of Performance Poetica ®. This is definitive of her technique, both as producer and international performance poet.
“My vision combines live performances of Poetics that are performed interactively, with my films. I combine media and performance with dramatic impact, utilizing modern technology to explore a full range of two ever changing art forms: Poetics and Cinema.” - Rose Virgo
“A spontaneous performance poet and insightful filmmaker. We highly recommend her.” - Scott Schwar, Ernest Hemingway Foundation, Oak Park
Virgo’s Performance Poetica ®, synonymous with her name, are one-woman shows of original work which highlight the Poet and POETICS beyond words. Her programs weave poetry, cinema, music, multiple images, and sound.
Themes: The Celtic Coda series, Irish-American Tales, The Letters of Ernest Hemingway and Chicago Stories.
Programs are custom-designed:
45 minutes to two hours for full concert - screenings.
As Mhaighean Banfhilé (Gaelic), Poet Virgo embraces a natural ability to translate Celtic and Gypsy oral traditions. She is also a Certified and Registered A.D.C.R.G. (since 1972) and is an Adjudicator of the Irish Arts.