Link to our Facebook
Link to our Instagram
Link to our TikTok

Live Review: PREMIERE: SAATSUMA paints stunning imagery in the choreography for 'Floating'

21 June 2016 | 11:50 am | Hannah Galvin

Melbourne trio, SAATSUMA, have revealed the stunning clip to, 'Floating', that depicts thought through contemporary dance in a free flowing demeanour.

S A A T S U M A - Press Pic 01

Melbourne's Memphis KellyCesar Rodrigues and Joel Ma collectively comprise SAATSUMA. Fleshing out evocative composition and reminiscent lyricism to angle their craft, they've dropped their thematic new single, 'Floating' that explores the dreamstate and the problems that may nestle within.

Now with accompanying visuals, the stunning clip has been conceptualised by Ajay JenningsCaitlin ShannonAnna DownieMemphis Kelly and Tom Chapman.

SAATSUMA romanticises with thought processes, by artistically shaping the visually impaired scenes birthed from within our mind; placing heavy focus on pulsating thoughts that frustratingly evolve into burdens. Unable to switch these thoughts off, the vexation comes full circle in that we cannot see the character dictating our state of mind in tangible form, only sensory. SAATSUMA marries these two concepts through the gorgeous choreography present, encapsulating the woes of a beautiful mind in glowing, contemporary dance.

Plug into the latest music with our FREE weekly newsletter

Through this free-flowing bodily art-form, find solace in the movement that entwines with the cold, industrial warehouse space, for the chase of connecting feeling with imagery is finally met; personifying the awful trips of anxiety and disorientation that insomnia ensues, whilst simultaneously allowing an entrance into the subconscious realm, finally.

Taking the lyricism both figuratively and literally, we feel the weight of emotional terrain; enhanced through the metallic synth work that accumulates over empty beats and resonant vocals. Stark in its vulnerability, exhale relief for the rest that is inhabited by the close of the 'Floating' clip.

SAATSUMA's, 'Floating' can be acquired as a free digital download, and will see the launch of both track and clip at Melbourne's, The Toff In Town, on Saturday, 9th July. Grab your ticket here.

Words by Hannah Galvin.