Choreography by Kendra Ross
Performed by Isabel Estrada-Jamison, Alexis Doster, and Kendra Ross
Music: "Yambalu" by Ballet Folklorico Cutumba, "Oshun" by Lazaro Ros, "Kuku (choreography)" by Jason Hann
City Winery New York, NY
This piece uses Afro-Cuban traditional dances to illustrate the identity quest of people of African descent through the discovery and recognition of the ancestral physical and spiritual memory within themselves.
In January 2011 Twitching Eye Trio made a trip to Senegal to study sabar, a traditional drum that is only played in Senegal. This video shows a performance with our teacher after a week of study.
A performance by Twitching Eye Trio, founded in 2007, is a feast for the eyes and an experience for the ears. With the utmost sensitivity to detail, the percussionists Achim Heine, Jasper Goedman and Marijn Korff de Gidts combine their knowledge of contemporary music with rhythms and sounds from African, Turkisch, Indian and Afro-Cuban origins. The result is an entirely individual musical world in which abstract structures and warm-blooded dance rhythms reach out to and influence each other.
With interwoven rhythmic patterns, the trio paves a path to the most divergent sound qualities, from muted to pulsating, complex to transparent. And there’s no end in sight, for the trio have sufficient rich musical experiences to share with one another for later productions.