May 8, 2016 19:30
A perceptive performance
an adaptation of the new creation Angel
Angel is a female trio inspired by the Fair Youth, a key figure in many of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
The choreography jostles the idea of transformation freely playing with movement between identities, parts, roles, values and gender.
The beautiful Fair Youth in Shakespeare’s Sonnets is the subject/object of an “inspired and profound” love, transpiring its indecipherable quality. This essence is similar to that of Grace, pleasant yet fleeting.
Here, this sensual quality reflects bright and clear in the scenic action, yet also strikes into somewhat perturbing shadows. “Master mistress of my passion”, this figure is the appeasement, which rules at the center of all conflict, “Till my bad angel fire my good one out”.
Thus the Fair Youth adjourns to an archetype of great charm, a higher being, androgynous, longed for and desired by both genders, “Which steals men’s eyes and women’s souls amazeth”.
It’s a battlefield of primordial rights, of insinuating prejudices and hypocrisies, a topic also present in the Elizabethan age, when young male actors portrayed feminine characters.
It’s an ethical and cultural topic, which is also object of current and broad debate.
The music for Angel is specifically composed for the piece putting to music Shakespeare’s Sonnets in an adaption into song and verse, touching on different genres of melody, Beat, Rap and poetic verse creating an original soundscape that intertwines storytelling with the mystery of poetics.