performance from Julia Boix-Vives for the Bosch Parade 2012 'S Hertogenbosch The Netherlands
Music : Philippe Boix-Vives
A man's choir is streaming down the Aa river on 3 rafts, singing for a giant white rag doll.
The text expressing her fears of seeing her inner darkness is carried by a very slow and dark lullaby.
The doll's head, eyes closed, is lying on a stainless steel table while the other parts of her body are attached to the raft with ropes and spread around calmly floating in the water.
As the choir, casually pulls back on board the limbs to reconstitute the doll's body on two other tables, as a sort of reversed dissection operation, the doll wakes up.
She now has to face the darkness of the outside world. Under the excessive mens manipulation, the body jumps compulsively on the tables. Dislocated again, the doll's limbs falls back in the water.
music by Philippe Boix-Vives, specially recomposed for the Barbershop choir.
Text by Johanna Ekström. Original song interpreted by Charlotte Menkes.
Big thanks to all the nice peoples who made this project possible , theater choir Tot en Met and the Bosch Parade team for their support. ©julia boix-vives 2013