Inspired by the poem “O azul” written by Brazilian poet Clarice Lispector, TerraBlue plays with the Portuguese word Terra, meaning Earth and soil. Earth, ironically mostly covered by water, blue as seen from space. Or blue as the sky when we look up from Earth. Is blue a matter of perspective? Is it possible to have mobile and yet nourished roots? These are questions permeating TerraBlue.
TerraBlue is a collaboration between choreographers Rosely Conz and Ana Baer, and composer Alexis Bacon. From their experiences as foreigners and/or immigrants, this work deals with issues of identity, belongingness, and distance.
Rosely Conz is a Brazilian dancer, choreographer, and educator. Her work has been funded by grants such as FICC (Fund for Cultural Investments) and Capes (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) and sponsored by the Atlas Black Box Experimental Studio. Rosely’s creative research focuses on foreignness, displacement, and cultural cannibalism, as she looks for ways to defy stereotypes regarding female Latina women. In 2016 Rosely finished her MFA in Dance, already holding an MA in Performing Arts and a BFA in Dance. Rosely has worked with Ana Baer, Julia Ziviani, Erika Randall, amongst other incredible artists.