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Rising Voices Artistic Statement

Rising Voices is driven by the urge to ‘give people a voice’. Rising Voice embraces Voice as both the vehicle and the content of expressive forms, the activator and reflector of body states.
The RV project will embark on a journey exploring Voice from its initial bodily vibration to its intellectual and social expansion.
The body is placed at the source of a process of embodied experimentation, awareness and conceptual formulation: experimenting to find a personal voice. Finding a personal voice to develop an artistic voice. Bringing this artistic voice into the social arena to express a civic voice.

The theme will be explored from three viewpoints, through the specific expertise of each of the artistic collaborators:

1. INNER VOICES AND MOVEMENT RELEVANCE: under the guidance of Alexandre Iseli. Exploring and understanding how to initiate and connect dance movement with a genuine impetus. Initiating gestures and shapes from a place that generates empathy and impacts audiences, to build together a sensitive, interconnected and relevant approach to dance movement language.

2. VOICE IN MOVEMENT: under the guidance of composer and voice specialist Oscar Mascareñas, using the physical vibration and articulation of the voice to put the body in motion. Working on relationships between voice and movement to create a deep level of attention to self, maintaining that connection into the dance movement.

3. SOCIAL. Dramaturge and community practitioner Javier Cuevas will contribute to the metabolise the outcome of the dance & choreographic practice into awareness and words, helping to extract the interpretative layers and to elaborate critical thinking. This is necessary to formulate and clarify the artistic discourse of the work.

By deeply rooting each participant in the project, this process looks to create a space of shared value, a source of meaningfulness, immediately perceptible in the work.

Rising Voices will produce an emotionally engaging artwork that will fully express the unique beauty of each individual voice.