Photo (c) Sophie De Backere
THE BODY AS AN EXPRESSIVE MEDIA OF CHAOTIC THOUGHTS
RESEARCH DEC. 2020 - JULY 2021
FUNDED BY THE MINISTERIUMS FÜR KULTUR UND WISSENSCHAFT DES LANDES NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
TOGETHER WITH THE PALESTINIAN URBAN CHOREOGRAPHER AMIR SABRA
Do we think or do we move faster?
How to feed a constant movement creation?
How as professional dancer, no repeat movements patterns?
How much our dance education and background influences our improvisation?
How would be the encounter of two different dance style and cultures in movement?
THE NOTION OF IRREVERSIBILITY IN RELATION TO FEMALE* BODY
RESEARCH APRIL TO JUNE 2021
IN COLLABORATION WITH TANZHAUS NRW DÜSSELDORF
FUNDED BY FONDS DARSTELLENDE KÜNST, NEU START KULTUR
We must have a body that bears no traces, no scars, a sexuality that bears no accidents, no aggression, no traumas, and we must, most of all bear no abortion or no rape, only then, maybe we women* are allowed to feel good with our sexuality and with our body.
Photo (c) extract of the movie "baise moi" from Virginie Despentes (2000)
Photo (c) Celine Bellut
A PERFORMANCE IS A LONG QUIET RIVER
PRODUCTION WINTER 2021
IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH TANZHAUS NRW DUSSELDORF
FUNDED BY #TAKEACTION, FONDS DARSTELLENDE KÜNST, NEU START KULTUR
What does it mean to be active or passive in our society?
How can one evaluate someone's potential for activity?
Doesn't the expression "active" or "passive" only apply to a binary normative body perception?
Together with a team of two dancers, two visual artists and a music composer I will work on a close relationship between bodies and visual arts by putting a statement by by Jean Paul Sartre: " To act is to change the figure of the world ".
Then someone cannot "change the figure of the world", does that mean that this person cannot be active?
If someone is limited in changing their environment due to political oppression, financial circumstances, physical disability, or illness, is that person passive? To counter the binary duality present in notions of "passive" or "active," we will look at four sub-concepts of "non-activity" to highlight the activities present within them: Waiting, Paralysis, Inactivity, and Stagnation.
Can we talk about inactivity as passive waiting and paralysis as forced waiting? Is there a Development that can be found in stagnation of movement? Does stagnation involve movement at all? How does one distinguish stagnation from immobility?
With this piece, I want to show a very different perspective on action: one that contrasts with the capitalist conception of productivity. To wait is to act, to move slowly is to act, to be in action on one's being in action on one's own level means acting.