"those who do not learn from the past
are condemned to repeat it..."
work in continuous progress, started in 1996
an ongoing meditation on the human lot
in self-created labyrinths of (con)sequences for 1 to 5 performers :
• improvised repetitions create accumulating and developing circles of continuously extended movement sequences in time and space.
- it is up to the performer how many circles s/he wishes to develop, how they develop them and what their motivation is at any moment.
- all actions happen real-time, the audience is free to come and go, change their seats etc.
• all performers wear completely black clothing allowing fast movements easily over a long period of time, and wear shoes with heels.
- the group ideally has a nearly equal rate of men & women
- the movement vocabulary is based on perceptive emotion articulated into dance steps: combined from walking, turns, small jumps and gestures of the upper body.
- once a movement has been made at a certain spot in time, it counts as part of the overall vocabulary and as fully valid composition.
• these phrases are developed further in real time from performance to performance.
studio Eden's Expressway (solo), New York City, 1997
original music composition: Isak Goldschneider.
live-pianist: Guy Livingston
with special thanks to Frances Alenikoff, Choun Ea, Elaine Summers, and Meg Chang
1998 - duet and trio-version, concert series of choreographer's collective ars kinetica, Rotterdam 1998. original music + tapes Isak Goldschneider
2000 - solo performance at KU Nijmegen, Netherlands. music: "canto ostinato" by Simeon ten Holt (tape)
2003 - artist-in-residency with Eva Tremel at Stichting Akasha, Arnhem Netherlands. music: "canto ostinato" by Simeon ten Holt (tape)
2005 - taught as repertory piece at MEKAN, studio for contemprary dance, Istanbul, Turkey. music: "canto ostinato" by Simeon ten Holt (tape)
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