from 2018 on
Convolution (Rough Draft)
Brooklyn, USA 2018 (American-English version)
Casa do Povo, São Paulo, Brasil 2018 (Brazilian-Portuguese version)
Casa de Maquinas, Santiago, Chile 2019 (Spanish version)
MACRO Asilo, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Roma, Italy 2019 (Italian version)
A performance in 3 acts, 8 participants
Duration: approximately 40 minutes
The Colloquy series, which includes the work Colóquio performed in São Paulo, Trenza performed in Santiago de Chile, and the piece Treccia performed in Rome, combines language and mathematical patterns derived from an existing sequence of choreographed movement.
Patterns of alternations that occur in a social dance (in this case, European Renaissance social dance) are reproduced in such a way that a dance step is represented by a spoken word, with the participants speaking in turn according to their position in the pattern.
Each participant is assigned a specific set of words with which they consecutively contribute to an integrated compilation of detached spoken parts. Seated in a circle, the group operates as one articulated whole, each participant performing an equal but distinct part in a continuous but evolving loop. With a system of repetitive layering of words and the gradual addition and build-up of verbal elements, together the group produces a meandering, expanding oral construction. The collective sum is a cyclical concatenation in crescendo, a half-systematized half-instinctive, continuous call and response to a gradually swelling drumbeat.