E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E performed at NEW YORK LIVE ARTS March 2013
E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is an operatic, town hall epic that proposes, with Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King, money as public property. Created by choreographer Daria Faïn and poet Robert Kocik, in collaboration with composer Katherine Young, vocalist Samita Sinha and the Commons Choir, E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E was developed by researching the sonic and connotative power of language (especially phonemes, the smallest sound units of language) and suggesting the ways in which these sounds could heal our current economic and ecological crises. Drawing on phenomena as diverse as the choral ode, algorithmic procedure, dead languages, the endocrine system, triple bottom line accounting, innate awareness and the town hall meeting, 27 dancers, singers and actors carry out a cosmogenetic redo as they treat our current inequity crisis with reparative tones and intentions with the body as horn of plenty.
The performers of E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E oscillate between solo performance and choral responses either choreographed in formal geometry or in compelling and high-energy group movements. At other moments, simple standing postures of the performers allow the audience to be absorbed in the harmony of the singing.