SEASON 31 | December 2018

An eclectic performance on the themes of orphanage & identity

Choreography by Sandie Donzica
Music and lyrics by François Minaux
Presented by Corps Multiple

(UN)ROOTED is a performance opening a discussion on humanity’s deep, inherent need for belonging, roots, pairs, and reaches into our roots with struggle, entanglement, or rejection, in order to find peace within ourselves.

We all endlessly search for our family, our roots, our origins.
We all experience various degrees of orphanage, dealing with the different cycles of life.
We all want to be part of something, part of the group, part of society, part of the whole.

Moving bodies, sounds, text, and lights respond using the techniques of free improvisation to engage performers and audience into a spontaneous exchange. Composed of three pieces that will last 15-30 minutes each, the show will be followed by a Q&A to discuss the process behind the elaboration of this performance, opening the floor to deepen the discussion with the audience and special guests.

Dancer: Sandie Donzica; Musicians: François Minaux: Flutes, vocal, Bob Hoffnar: Pedalsteel guitar, Chris Demetriou: Percussion, melodica. Musical, scenic and choreographic conception by Sandie Donzica and François Minaux.

About Corps Multiple

The first and only artistic company created by French artists in Austin, Texas.* We create researched experimental scenic improvisations, based on intimate experiences from people around us, as well as human psychology and behavior. We strive to develop artistic evenings crossing genres and disciplines to produce eclectic, spontaneous and intriguing contemporary works in order to touch the senses, emotions and thoughts of the audience.


  • provides a hub for artists and the public to practice free improvisation; Educate the community on the art of improvisation, collaboration, creation and performance.

  • shares a spontaneous and genuine performance by working with the community beforehand and opening the discussion and the floor during the performances.

  • offers improvisation sessions focused on listening, adapting and interacting with the participant’s senses and environment, exploring ways of expression and creativity through sound, movement and collaboration, where everyone is equal, as there is no leader.

Funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company.