Atropos is a collaboration between choreographer/ dancer, Coco Karol; composer/ bass clarinet player, Mara Mayer; and composer/ harpist, Marilu Donovan. Atropos was shown as a work in progress on December 12th at Brooklyn Studio for Dance. This iteration featured members of The Brooklyn Contemporay Choir combined with a handful of New York's finest independent solo vocalists.
Atropos is an immersive performance that weaves together movement, sound, and voice, while treating notions of community as site-specific. Using imagery of weaving, waves, nautical ropes, and the Greek creation myth of the Moirai, Atropos begins with a kinesthetic, sculptural tangle and unravels into vibrating musical arangements that employ sound like dance, as another body in space. Atropos is as much a weaving of music and movement as it is a braiding together of the different local comunities that use the Cadman Congregational Church as a place to come together.
Similar to the Greek creation myth of Atropos, the 3rd fate who cuts the strings of life and makes destruction essential to creation, this work uses the transitory configurations of community and performance to affirm lasting human connections.
members of the Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus:
Director, Aaron Williams, Johnsie Cheatham, Susan Farwell, Gloria Ferrer, Annetta Graham, Petra John, Maggie Kirkland
Brighid Greene, Laura Davey, Yatta Zoker, Gabrielle Herbst, Ana Ïsma Viel