CONVERSATIONS is a new project inspired by the global lack of and need for meaningful dialogue and true empathy. The exchange between individual groups, views and ways of life is as important as never before. Because precisely due to the large amount of diversity in our society, it often happens that one needs fewer and fewer points of contact with other groups. Honest communication at eye level, coupled with authentic interest in other people definitely belongs more in the spotlight again.
Musician SALOMEA, performance artist Sophie-Yukiko, directress Svenja Trierscheid, and fashion & jewelry designer Luise Zücker open up about everything from the personal to the political, questioning the very idea of community and creativity in today’s world. The discussions carry on, online and eventually off, evolving from words over to music, fashion, video and dance. The recorded dialogues between the women become the raw material for lyrics by SALOMEA on three new tracks.
Salomea tells: “Find your people, your community, and do what you can to be safe and content and to do good. It will need resilience. It will need complaining. And then it will need action. I was struck by Sophie Yukiko’s story, her precise language and her insights into Ballroom Culture past and present. Our Conversations were foundations for this warmer yet edgy hymn.”
Enjoy the wonderful 2nd single “Tongues” which is written and performed by Salomea based on her conversation with the choreographer and dancer Sophie Yukiko above: