walk into dance

What makes walking different from dancing?  Is it the direction in space? The body's axis in relation to the ground? The speed? The repetition? The efficiency? The musicality?  Is there, in fact, any fundamental difference at all?

In this performance project the dancers shift constantly between walking/running and "dancing" in order to examine where these two activities meet, what they can gain from one another, and how they can exist simultaneously in the moving body.

 

The work also examines the way we are accustomed to look at other bodies in a pedestrian setting in order to understand how a watcher's focus and interest follows the transformation of the dancer's body. The performance is a  tightly structured score based on the techniques, improvisations, phrase work, and images from the research.

Concept and Direction:  Marcela Giesche

Dancers:  Clara Conza, Laura Eberstadt, Christine Ploschenz, Nina Salzmann, Andrea Salustri, Eve Kolinski, Franziska Doffin, Nici Koetterl, Kristina Wirth, Tim Weseloh, Ruth Pulgram, Anni Lattunen, Jemi Schmidt, MArgherita Celestino, Fabricio Belsoff, Eugenia Charlafti, Maria Sanchez.

Production:  Performance Project - Tanzfabrik @ Uferstudios

Premiere: February 11, 2015, Uferstudios, Berlin