Sunday 11th September, Kowareta will be shown as an exclusive preview of the program Distinguished Dreams #3. Kowareta will be premiered at (and produced by) the Nederlandse Dansdagen 2016 (Maastricht)
Below you can find a link to see a short clip on the Instagram page of the Festival as well as a couple of links to the Nederlandse Dansdagen and Parcours Festival.
Kowareta is Japanese for "broken". The duet (a collaboration between Chai Blaq -musician- and Jesus de Vega -choreographer-) presents the two performers both as the individual fragments that form this unusual "band" as well as the glue that connects the separate sounds (and movements) in order to form a song.
The premise for Kowareta is a simple one: merging the separate elements in order to arrive to a new fully formed image/sound. Their individuality magnifies the beauty of their connection.
The sounds of this piece include: beats created from micro sounds taken from Jesús' body, Michelle's live and recorded voice, and a selection of analog and digital sounds (chinese recorder, harp, synth, bells, etc.) stored in a drum/sample pad.