(UN​)​ROOTED - live at the VORTEX

by Corps Multiple

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Une sourie verte - French children song Une souris verte Qui courait dans l'herbe Je l'attrape par la queue, Je la montre à ces messieurs Ces messieurs me disent : Trempez-la dans l'huile, Trempez-la dans l'eau, Ça fera un escargot, tout chaud. French National Anthem - "La Marseillaise" (excerpt) Allons enfants de la Patrie Le jour de gloire est arrivé
Fais dodo - French children song Fais dodo colas mon petit frère Fais dodo t'auras du lolo Maman est en haut qui fait un gateau Papa et en bas qui fait du chocolat
- Fraiche et astiquée - C'est moi! - Je tombe à la renverse - Je saute les yeux fermée! - Ail, ail, ail... - Prête à partir - où? - Prête à jouer! - Prête à porter - Hum-hum - Je suis prête à tout!
(UN)ROOTED - I am an orphan - lyrics François Minaux Scene One I am an orphan - I am the root I am an orphan - I am the root I am looking for my roots - I am an orphan I am hunting for my roots - I am an orphan I am searching for my roots - I am an orphan Hidden roots beneath the ground - I feel your pull Fragmented stories from mouth to ears and ears to mouth I hear you well, I know you well Who said I can not grow without you? I can drink the sun with my leaves What have I done to us? What have I done to you? My everything I will never give up on you! Do you understand? Come - Come closer …
Scene Two: Dirt in my throat Damp skin and crummy hair Wet thighs and mushy lips I stretch my limbs, motionless - weightlessness I suddenly reach a stone and it feels cold and rough So I squeeze it and I go around it - and around it and around… With blind eyes, I am looking for a drink The thin walls of my heart are collapsing against The empty spaces, the empty boxes I want to suck, every droplets, every crystals With blind eyes, I want to quench the red dry alveolus
Final Scene: You can not forget the constellation of synapses Sublimate your cry into a myriade of love-lights Don’t let it leave you, retain it, practice it Flex your nerves, open up and Shine, shine, shine…


(UN)ROOTED - live at the VORTEX is the audio album of the live show

(UN)ROOTED is a performance opening the discussing on the deep need for belonging, roots, pairs and marks, inherent to humankind. We all endlessly search for our family, our roots, our origins. We all experience various degree of orphanage, dealing with the different cycles of life. We all want to be part of something, part of the group, part of society, part of the whole. (UN)ROOTED explores the process that we engage ourselves into when looking for our own roots, such as struggle, entanglement or rejection, and how to find peace within ourselves, no matter the outcome.

In this performance moving bodies, sounds, text and lights respond to this subject using the technique of free improvisation to engage performance and audience into a spontaneous exchange.


released April 7, 2019

Music, production design, choreographic concept by Corps Multiple
Music & Lyrics, François Minaux
Choreography, Sandie Donzica

François Minaux, Flutes, Vocals, Keyboard
Sandie Donzica, Vocals
Chris Demetriou, Percussion, Melodica, Thumb piano
Bob Hoffnar, Lap Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar

Mixed live by David DeMaris
Edited by François Minaux
Photograph cover by Sarah Navarette
Photography by Errich Petersen
Graphic design by Melissa Vogt
VORTEX Producing Artistic Director, Bonnie Cullum

Special Thanks to:
Patrick Anthony, Megan Kemp, Ann Marie Gordon, Bastien Le Guen, Amelia Turner, Justine Spinoza, Blue Osiris, Pascal Minaux, Alex Cogburn, Allyanna Corcoran, Tamara L. Farley.


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Corps Multiple Austin, Texas

Corps Multiple is a multidisciplinary company directed by French artist Sandie Donzica. We are merging fusion contemporary music, contemporary dance and physical theatre.

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