Sapphica Choir/Thought. Barefoot

Alma Söderberg — Workshop and workshop presentation (2022)

A 7 day workshop where we worked together on creating a polyrhythmic moving choir.
The lyrical fragments of Sappho, the Greek poet, originally from Eresos, a city on the island of Lesbos in the Aegean, and who lived in the 6th century BC, will provide the matter from which investigate the relationship between word, declined through different languages and times, and rhythm. Words are spoken while moving rhythmically; gestures repeat to become choreography unfolding through an improvisation based on listening with both ears and eyes. The title is taken from a fragment of Sappho and is chosen as a metaphor for how thinking can happen in relation to the feet, to moving and to bodily sensation. In extension to that thinking also happens through repetition, through noticing each other, to dancing. Sounding and moving together is also thinking together. Perhaps thought is all in all something slightly different than we think.

11–18.9 2022 Short Theatre Rome, Rome (IT)