photos © 2000 / 2001 by Cor Kapaan, except upper left corner, ©2000 by Henk Heger.
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ambulant solo-performance in public spaces
Following the tale of the Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates who shared his philosophy of not-knowing with the people of Athens by engaging them in conversation, this conceptual piece brings moments of movement-poetry and performance into the city. The notion of void or emptiness as space and moment where poetry and dance can happen resulted in many small-scale and improvised performances. Sometimes they became private actions, sometimes a dialogue with the environment, sometimes a dialogue with passers-by.
with thanks to Dansateliers Rotterdam for use of studio space, Erika de Roo, Cor Kapaan,
Henk Heeger, and Rosemarie Chapman in 2000/2001
Sokrates was revisited in 2014 when it became part of a retrospective artist-in-residence at Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy.
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Thanks to Emily Harvey Foundation, Marianna Andrigo / Live Arts Cultures, C32 Performing Art Work Space, eventi arte venezia, Kairòs, Elaine Summers Dance & Film Company, aisthesis (stg. in oprichting), Jean-Ulrick Désert, Gisela Weimann, and Annika Pannitto
Additionally, the dance was re-performed during the vernissage and again as part of the artist-manifestation 24 uur cultuur