Because it is deemed too old and expensive, a family’s piano is abandoned to the sea − “three fathoms deep.” The piano is discovered by underwater creatures that try to understand its purpose. They give it a new life and, in the process, discover music in “the key of X.” Those who live above water hear the mysterious music and become transformed.
“The Big Gravel Sifter” is based on one of August Strindberg’s short stories. In this version, adapted by Jason Hooper, the mundane meets magic in a combination of fascinating elements. First, there is the “key of X,” an out-of-tune and unearthly musical exploration of two worlds that almost collide. Then there is dance. Gracious and sensual movements turn bodies into linguistic vehicles that meet, connect, experience love and part. At times intense, at others almost detached, all the relationships express an emotional void that needs to be filled.
Cendrine Marrouat is a freelance writer/reviewer, blogger, published author and translator living in Canada. Official Website: http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com
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