Secret Ritual is a journey through the seven Alchemical stages of transformation partially inspired by Emma Goldman' s text, The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation in which a woman at the edge of schizophrenia becomes a victim of her own actions and thoughts. The heroine travels through many different states of being and levels of perception in search of her authentic Self. Further research for this work includes studies about Jungian Archetypes in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and Alchemical transformation principles which develop through the three spheres of existence: the individual, the socio-cultural and the planetary. Exploring pedestrian actions rather than stylized choreographic movement material, this performance integrates objects and spoken text in combination with the movement. The work employs multiple vocabularies and medias to develop both concrete and abstract worlds to create a surrealistic landscape of rhythms, images and words...an eternal cycle of transformation.
Concept, Choreography, dance: Jadi Carboni
Composition and Music: Christopher Williams