a whole-body exploration of traditional tunes and cultural identity
A new stage programme, which has been growing for a year and which will have its preview Lunalia Festival in Belgium on 30 April.
In this interdisciplinary program we merge different cultures with our own and consider the question of what connects people to the songs of their homeland. Which dreams unite them? Which stories give them the strength to fulfil those dreams? And how can music connect with one’s homeland in this globalised world?
In preparation for this stage production, we reached out to people from around the world to survey their relationship with folk music. Thus bridges were built, finding common ground between melodies from a variety of different cultures. A series of musical scenes give space to each song, combining traditional folk tunes with newly-written compositions. Characteristic arrangements, vocal variation, linguistic focus, and elements of performance reveal the mysteries of each culture.