SEPIA is inspired by Woman in the Dunes, a novel by Kōbō Abe. The piece alludes to the book’s narration as it attempts to convey the moments of a state of being. The sand in the piece becomes a symbol of time, the habitat of the characters, and is a symbolic element in the changing of consciousness.
The sand streams on the dancing men and women from suspended glass flasks. It covers the stage, turning it into a picturesque scene. It dictates the rhythm, atmosphere, choreography and images, and thus becomes the protagonist of the play, as well as the habitat of the characters.
The infinity of the sifting sand is emphasized by the long, haunting sounds of the symphony by Avet Terteryan.