Beneath The Surface of The Earth
a new project by a new collective

Ground water. Reservoir. Womb. Ocean. Depth. Sometimes we must descend into the earth for knowledge, power and transformation. And then we must come up again to share what we’ve found. Reservoir. Womb. Ocean.

Ada Rave: saxophone
Lily Kiara: dance
Felicity Provan: trumpet
Barbara Pereyra: dance

“Far beneath the surface of the earth, hidden from the sun and the moon, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories.”
– Erin Morgenstern, in: The Starless Sea

From left to right: Ada Rave, Felicity Provan, Barbara Pereyra, Lily Kiara | © photo A. Rave by Sara Anke Morris, photo L. Kiara by Thalia Laric

RAVE | KIARA | PROVAN | PEREYRA is a new quartet of two musicians and two dancers who have been meeting and playing with one another in several constellations before coming together as a quartet, now in 2022. This is a collective that’s been a long time dream, halted by lockdowns but happily coming to life at the first performance in Amsterdam, NL on 13 October 2022.

And what will join this standing up
and the ones who stood without sweet company
will sing and sing
back into the mountains and
if necessary
even under the sea

we are the ones we have been waiting for

– June Jordan, from: Poem for South African Women