UN\ROOTED Virtual (2020)
A pasticcio of Lied, art song, dance, piano solo and poetry.
UN\ROOTED VIRTUAL casts a light from different artistic perspectives and cultural backgrounds on humankind's eternal quest for love, a home and peace — and the confrontation with loss and death.
Singing, dancing and visualization are essential to all cultures. UN\ROOTED VIRTUAL presents a juxtaposition of these different forms of expression and creates a fascinating tale out of different stories.
In a compelling way, UN\ROOTED combines prose and poetry from different countries and periods: Piano solo, singing, dancing, and reciting weave a colorful and diverse fabric of humankind's seeking and yearnings that each of us can relate to. Explore passion, desire and deep emotions as part of the journey called life with haunting music by great composers from three centuries.
UN\ROOTED asks questions:
What is important in our lives? What are we rooted in? In a culture, a language, a religion, a place, another human being? What drives us?
UN\ROOTED is fun and pleasure: Wonderful music, great lyrics, strong emotions, wit. A journey that brings you to many exciting places without leaving home.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board for Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
Program funded by Middlesex County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.