Julia/Jupiter Child explores the last 500 years of her life story in a musical autobiographical performance about colonial heritage and self-acquired freedom in Mozambique and Denmark. In a beautifully composed sound universe of song, the voices of the parents, and the noisy drums of civil war, the linear time and location delimitation of colonialism is interwoven. In a collage of crucial moments, Makonde rituals, civil war, racism, gender, friendship and freedom, through a narrative tradition that confronts and involves the audience. The work creates glimpses of meeting, momentary connections, separated by paper thin borders. Uncompromising, Julia/Jupiter Child takes the floor with beautiful musicality and swings a much-needed spotlight back on the audience. With them, Julia/Jupiter Child has the phenomenal free jazz drummer Michala Østergaard-Nielsen, whose musical spectrum ranges from the sound of bells and silence to furious discharge.
Language: English, Danish, Portuguese, Makonde
Duration: 75 minutes