myths and visions


An extended piano performance, a journey to imaginary worlds and images. myths & visions – a piano (& body) performance was conceived as Késia Decoté’s PhD final show. It explores the choreographic potential of the pianist’s gestures in a programme of works for piano extended techniques, which were also inspired by myths, imaginary landscapes and illusions. It combines piano performance with elements of dance, and the spectator/participant is led to walk through specific journeys within the experience of the performance, as an invitation for an alternative and more embodied experience of classical music.

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Decoté, Késia


Project Members: Pappas, Joëlle
Other contributors: Ball, James

Oxford Brookes departments

School of Arts
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment


Year: 2018


Oxford, England

© Decoté, Késia; Cowell, Henry; Cage, John; Carvalho, Sara; Rezende, Marisa; Allsopp, Stu; Newton, Alex; Frazão, Jéssica; Twycross, John
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