poporo

aleatoric composition with dance 

2015-ongoing

 

premiere

23 November 2015

Volksroom, Brussels, Belgium

 

 

                       premiere

 

 

'poporo' is a precolombian object used to store small amounts of lime to chew coca leaves. It is one of the first objects in the gold museum and a symbol of Colombia. I used this as the title for my piece because it represents my search for my Colombian roots as well as the search for the wild and unknown that exists in all of us. What is wild? Why do we think we should behave or repress this side of us? These are some of the questions I try to answer or work with in my piece. It is a subject that touches us all and which is very powerful.

The aleatoric musical composition is an exploration of g minor, with inspiration from Bach's Sonata I prelude interlaced with Bengali folk music idioms and inner struggles. 'poporo' serves as a point of departure to meditate upon a search for identity, womanhood, transitions and transformations, and what it means to be...wild. 

 

 

Neepa Acharya, baroque violin

Saskia Leudo De Ronde, dance

 

costumes by Nathan French

photograhy, Naninca Lemmens

 

 

 

 

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