TRAILER from "Footnotes from Troika & the Kali Yuga", a choreographed performance piece and installation by Shirin Stave-Matias of Soradi Dance
Video Recordings by Fausto Matias and Nelson Martins
Music: Idiot Queen http://www.facebook.com/idiotqueen
Video Editing: Fausto Matias
This 4 minute trailer includes excerpts from three sections (“Dream”, “The Table” and “Nada”); a choreographed performance work and installation by Shirin Stave-Matias filmed during a performance on July 13, 2014, in Tomar, Portugal.
"Footnotes from Troika & the Kali Yuga” is a non-linear commentary on the effects of both Troika (the EU's 'austerity' measures that have left countries like Portugal in a downward spiral), and the Kali Yuga. The Hindu scriptures describe this current cycle of time as being a period dominanted by greed and violence and where other negative aspects are rampant in the world today due to our own ignorance & lack of compassion.
The work includes an installation (also created by Ms. Matias) briefly seen in the beginning of the video; made from broken, discarded and used materials with the intention to breathe new life into inanimate objects, unfolding a new purpose, life & meaning.
The piece is dedicated to the small and forgotten.