Celia Stroom: The ideal synesthetic
#EMERGENCE I discovered Celia Stroom’s work a few years ago during a performance she gave in a private apartment. Beyond the magic of the experience, I was immediately seduced by her immense sensitivity associated with a very high level of requirement in the execution of her work. The performers who accompany him are each expert artists in their field. All the senses are stimulated. The participants chosen to live these rare experiences are immersed in a musical universe of ancient or contemporary music, a universe of lyrical singing, an olfactory universe specially designed for each piece in its repertoire and a visual universe where dance, set and light meet.
Célia Stroom studied contemporary dance, opera singing and polyphonic music at the Paris Conservatory. Graduated in art history and museology, she specialized in the medieval period. Celia’s approach is therefore constructed and thought out. Based in Berlin, she regularly visits Georgia to decipher the ritual of the “supra”, a Georgian banquet that has its origins in Greek antiquity. Inspired by the surrealism and aesthetics of the Bauhaus, Celia conjures up in her pieces Le Caravage, Picasso and Magritte but also, more mythologically, the Lady with the Unicorn.
Celia Stroom’s work was first shown in confidential circles. Even if it is now reaching a wider audience, as it was in March 2019 in Berlin at the Theater im Delphi, each intervention is unique in its modalities and execution, each time it is a “first”.
The concept of a total work of art has too often been overused. Celia Stroom does not fall into the trap and has the unfailing will to strive for this synesthetic ideal where all the senses would be solicited.
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