A collaboration between Capoeira Mestre Carlo Alexandre Teixeira da Silva and Composer / Performer Sianed Jones
A project in process….. in Research and Development stage
Exploratory workshops were held in Stratford upon Avon through The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Studio projects during summer 2009. Currently awaiting funding for the next stage of the project.
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Through the practise of Capoeira and an exploration of Sianed’s vocal and improvisational techniques Border Country is about a ‘Discovering’ of the Archetypes of Song and Dance that have been sung across the world since the dawning of Humanity.
Using The Archetypes of Song as a starting point. Vocal and Physical Improvisation. An exploration of how the voice, the physical body, gesture, emotional energy and meaning affect and influence each other.
To create material that is a hybrid of song / gesture / dance / movement / storytelling / ranting / rapping / declaiming / chorus / solo / call and response / group speaking / vocal textures / improvisation / instrumental music. The sonic and sculptural architecture of voices and bodies in space.
Alex brings his knowledge and expertise of Capoeira Angola and Brazilian culture. Sianed brings compositional, experimental and improvisational skills born out of an upbringing in West Wales with its strong tradition of poetry
Border Country is about liminality, the limbic side of our brain, the one that keeps the experiences from our ancestral legacies, the place where the voice and the movement of the body are one, unencumbered or influenced by technique or intellect, opening up the possibility of inventing a new language vocally, physically, musically, rhythmically.
Alex and Sianed forge new pathways between cultures,
language, dance-games and song.