(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.
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
Track Name: The Playground - "Fais Dodo"
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
Track Name: Blossoming - Part 2
- Fraiche et astiquée
- C'est moi!
- Je tombe à la renverse
- Je saute les yeux fermée!
- Ail, ail, ail...
- Prête à partir
- Prête à jouer!
- Prête à porter
- Je suis prête à tout!
Track Name: i am an orphan - Scene One - "i am an orphan"
(UN)ROOTED - I am an orphan - lyrics
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?
I will never give up on you! Do you understand?
Come - Come closer …
Track Name: i am an orphan - Scene Two - "Dirt in my throat"
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
Track Name: i am an orphan - Final Scene - "You can not forget"
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…