Shriller is a piece for body, vibrato singing and things by Olivia Riviere, Karis Zidore and Anna Moderato. Presented at Dansehallerne/Copenhagen Contemporary in August 2022
In Shriller two girls go about their day in a strange way, following an inner voice. As they waste the night away their interiors start pushing outwards, poking through the cracks, and things begin to unravel. Through frenzied vibrations and shrill episodes, the scenes bring us closer and closer to a feeling of startling vulnerability.
The soundtrack, the insistent tremolo song, the manner of humming, the sound of stuff being thrown about and their jerky movements lead us towards melodrama. Yet it all somehow lands in a heartfelt place. The visceral singing vibrates in our eardrums and lulls us towards the inevitable end – a joyful destruction.
The piece is accompanied by an essay by Frida Sandström
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Concept: Olivia Rivière, Karis Zidore and Anna Moderato
Choreography and performance: Olivia Rivière and Karis Zidore
Scenography: Anna Moderato
Music and sound design: Karis Zidore
Dramaturgical support: Naja Lee Jensen, Alma Söderberg, Frida Sandström, Kai Merke, Lydia Hauge Sølvberg
Residency: Bikubenfonden/HAUT, Lunga Polo Cultural Gaivotas (Lissabon)
PR-image: Anna Moderato, original photo by Michella Bredahl
Full credit list and more info here
Video documentation by Nemo S.