Yoko Ono

Esmeralda collaborated with Yoko Ono on this unique site-specific performance of ‘Imagine Peace’, a video installation with 100 singers for London Bridge Cultural Strategy Launch 2018. Esmeralda created the artistic concept behind this piece: singers spread across the platforms, escalators, staircases and ground floor of the train station and synchronised with Yoko Ono’s ‘Imagine Peace’ video on the station’s screens.

For the first time in London’s history all screens in a train station showed contemporary art for 3 minutes. Esmeralda recruited the singers, rehearsed the choir and created the site specific choreography.

IMAGINE PEACE video art by Yoko Ono.
IMAGINE is John Lennon & Yoko Ono © 1971 Lennon Music
Musical and Staging Direction by Esmeralda Conde Ruiz
Producers: Sherry Dobbin and Esmeralda Conde Ruiz
Production Manager: Catherine Cowlam
Volunteers: Penny Alexander

Imagine Choir:

The Game Maker Choir, Royal Choral Society, National Health Singers, Trade Winds, St Bernard’s Staff and Patient Choir, Fairlawn Singers, ENO Community Choir, Woolwich Singers, Sing Eazy, East Surrey Choral Society, ISHA, Fairlawn Singers, Peckham Rye Singers, Borough Market Choir, Sydenham Singers, Holsatia Cantat, Camberwell Imaginettes