Blood Music (2014)


 

 

Using dance and interactive technology, Roosna & Flak fill the stage with interdependent sound and movement. The body literally becomes an instrument, turning the dancer into the musician of her own soundtrack.

In Blood Music, the choreographers deal with Albert Camus’ reading of the Sisyphus myth, where, in a surprising gesture, he declares Sisyphus to be a free man, not, as one would think, a slave to a meaningless task. Sisyphus, as the archetype of the absurd man, is aware of the futility of his actions, but will keep going on anyway, never giving in to the comforts of absolute truth of any kind. He knows that absolute truth is impossible, and so sets forth to create his own truths, taking the freedom he needs to do so from the emptiness.