"those who do not learn from the past
are condemned to repeat it..."

in Circles
work in continuous progress, started in 1996

an ongoing meditation on the human lot
with self-created (con-)sequences
for 1 to 5 performers

the movement vocabulary is based on walking, turns, small jumps and gestures
once a movement has been made at a certain spot in time, it counts as a fully valid element of the composition in-formation
changes that have been made must be kept

it is up to the performer(s) how many circles they wish/can develop, how they develop them and what their motivation is at any moment. these phrases are developed before and in real time from performance to performance.

all performers wear black clothing which allows very fast movements over a long period of time, and wear shoes with heels.

the audience is free to come and go, change their seats etc.

studio Eden's Expressway (solo), New York City, 1997 -- video
original music composition: Isak Goldschneider.
live-pianist: Guy Livingston

with special thanks to Frances Alenikoff, Choun Ea,
Elaine Summers, and Meg Chang

other performances:
1998 - trio-version, concert series of choreographer's collective ars kinetica, Rotterdam 1998. original music + tapes Isak Goldschneider -- video
2000 - solo performance at KU Nijmegen, Netherlands.
2003 - artist-in-residence at Stichting Akasha, Arnhem Netherlands,
with Eva Tremel -- video
2005 - taught as repertory piece at MEKAN, studio for contemprary dance, Istanbul, Turkey.
2017 - reprise as a solo for the 20-year anniversary of Reàl Dance Company, Rotterdam -- more informationvideopage

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