Last night I attended Belle Chen’s performance at the Senate House in London, and I was truly amazed.
Before I go into all of the details that bring the talent and skill that Belle possesses to light, I have to say that this was an enjoyable and interesting event.
As part of the Bloomsbury Festival in London, Belle Chen delivered new and fresh tools to give her performance meaning and relevancy. The use of sound effects, and body movement were key to bringing the overall show together, with accompaniment from interpretive dancer Anastasia Kostner, moving with the mood of the music.
Telling a story of Paris and a taking the audience on a journey through the city of Paris, Belle Chen captured the chaos and emotion, as well as soft, relaxed and quaint surrounding of the French city. Belle Chen’s delicate touch shined through as a beautiful addition, however, the inclusion of a loop pedal, recording rhythms played on the piano, and other accompanying tools and tricks were brand new to my eyes, giving her unique style.
During the performance there were very few times that she would actually speak, however when she did, the words she did say resonated with me deeply. My Favourite quote being “I was told that if you ever missed someone, then you should look to the moon, because the person you miss could be looking at the same moon”
With her brand new album ‘Mademoiselle’ recently coming out, this was a great event to support its release.
Overall, this was a classy, emotional and extremely well-arranged show, that had meaning and purpose.