To paraphrase a statement in Entr’Acte (1992) cites choreographer Neel Verdoorn: ‘If you’ve got yourself, you have a voice, and if you have a voice, you have the beginning of everything.’ The voice in From Tokyo to France a central role, is her inspiration as sound, energy, communications, and power.
Emotions are the wordless voice and contribute heart out. Verdoorn: ‘The jazz music and jazz dance originated from the heart, like a cry, as the voice of the narrator. That authenticity is the basis of the choreography. Voice, unlike language, universal. The voice can take so much traveling… an exact goal does not need to be.’
Premiere 10 October 1992
Choreography Neel Verdoorn
Music Albert Veenendaal