A flow of poetry in song and action based on texts of Allen Ginsberg, songs from the American South, and original compositions.
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Electric Party Songs is a flow of poetry in song and action, performed in different spaces and contexts: in bars, night clubs, hospitals, private homes, courtyards or gardens, in an informal and crowded context or in a space with a more intimate character, inviting and welcoming the spectators into close proximity to the center of the action. Every presentation of Electric Party Songs proposes a different selection and succession of performing materials, giving life each time to an unique and surprising encounter.
Electric Party Songs’ materials and actions are drawn from a deep well of material created by the Open Program’s members; some of the actions and the musical compositions that are utilized in Electric Party Songs are based on poetic texts by Allen Ginsberg; others stem from traditional African-American songs of the U.S. South. This work explores the ways these songs can trigger performative processes and their potentialities of catalyzing interactions.
How can this meeting — which can take the form of a recognizing of each other, a flash of remembering, a sense of familiarity — flow among the people present there and transform the quality of the space among them? When this content is shared, how do human relationships change?
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