Song Sing Soil

documentation Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art and Vilnius Performance Biennial

Song Sing Soil explores the permeability between shapelessness and form, between the realms of living and dying, between meaning making and pulling it apart. The performance – a choreography for three performers – slowly unfolds around a specially conceived song that drifts between different mindsets, tones, voices and frequencies with a soundtrack that fluctuates between fierce instructions directed to the listener, silent moments, tender melodies and intimate musings. The performers’ movements respond to this soundscape, supporting the words with their bodies and gazes. Song Sing Soil makes a plea for us to slow down, to stay with the in-betweenness, and to expand our capacity for feeling and listening.

Concept and development: Eglė Budvytytė and Marija Olšauskaitė

Performed by and co – created with: Ming Jou Chen, Tomislav Feller, Tosca Knauf, Marilou Fortune

Voices and choreography: Eglė Budvytytė

Art direction: Marija Olšauskaitė

Sound design: Andreas Tegnander and Thessa Torsing

Choreographic advice: Noha Ramadan

Styling: Patricija Grabauskaitė

Light Design: Martynas Kazimierėnas

Commissioned by Roos Gortzak, Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art

Supported by Mondriaan Funds

Thanks to BAU performance and dance residency, Amsterdam