DANCES OF PASTS PRESENTS FUTURES
by Alice Martucci, Stine Frandsen,
Lea Vendelbo Petersen
& Alexander Holm
Everybody is dancing. As they keep on doing what they are doing they start considering the whole to be a unison, even though on a formal level it does not look like one.
Unisons enquire into the possibility of sharing a common dance at the same time that the dance is continuously fragmenting itself into our personal interpretations. Through movements and sounds we try out strategies to connect emerging elements and give space to them. We practice attention to become perceptive to subtle dimensions and intersections in order to be able to let them materialize between us and in front of an audience. Unisons is based on the score unison as a matter of fact that choreographer and teacher Alice Chauchat has generously shared with us.
DANCES OF MULTIPLE TIMES COINSIDE IN ONE
by Alice Martucci
in collaboration with dancers Birgitte Skands & Peter Vadim
Everybody is dancing, at all times they can choose between those activities:
//Keep on dancing
//Observing the other’s dance
//Observing the other’s dance and describing the parallel time (future/present/past) they see through that dance.
The description is made in the present tense
Inspired by the mythological figures of the Moirai in this practice we read parallel times in each other’s dance. A score invites us to become familiar with the dance and its multiple temporality through the practice of dancing and the one of describing what we see within and beside the dance.
There is a desire to share invisible experiences, to sustain the existence of the not here anymore or yet. Also there is a taste for storytelling and the possibility to animate each other’s imagination. A porous feed-back loop starts in which the dance and the descriptive narration happening at the same time influence one another. Together they open up for reflections about time, the feeling-perception of time, the significance of time, the way we measure and divide time, how time is controlled by social norms.