Ensembling
Uferstudio 14

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Thu 29.08.19 20:30 Uhr
Fri 30.08.19 20:30 Uhr
Sat 31.08.19 20:30 Uhr
Sun 01.09.19 20:30 Uhr
Description

Six women dance, together and side by side. Another woman reads. Many other people sit, watch and listen. In this suspended time, a space of attention, commitment and autonomy spreads out. Listening closely to what is not always understood, paying attention to emerging singularities, relations and commonalities, deploying ticklish feelers, we grow interlaced strands that structure our ensemble.

Alice Chauchat's choreographic scores activate paradoxical relationships: distant intimacy, attentive autonomy, impersonal commitment. They stage dance as the borderland between perception and production (or sensation and expression), between a sense of self within a group and the dissolution of that self into the group. Ensembling is developed from two strands: “dancing as listening”, where listening is an expressive activity, and “non-formal unison”, which investigates our capacity to know what binds us without proof or measurement. Together they call forth an attention to relationships that evade systematization, instead nurturing endless differentiation.

Developing since 2014, this body of work has grown into a social, ethical and aesthetic practice, that has been shared with hundreds of persons (dancers and others). Some of the scores (Telepathic Dance, Dance of Companionship, Dancing as Listening) have made public appearances in solo performances: Togethering, a Group Solo (2015), Walk + Talk (2017), Approximations (2018). Ensembling is the first occasion for this work to appear in a group piece, demanding a different negotiation of the audience/performers relationship.

“Dancing as Listening” proposes dance as active perception, thought and imagination. To consider the whole person as a listening organ means to consider the self as entangled with its environment and hence responseable. Listening practice, such as for example Pauline Oliveros ' „Deep Listening” have awoken a renewed interest over the recent years. Oliveros’ plea “to create an atmosphere of opening for all to be heard, with the understanding that listening is healing” echoes decolonial discourses in preferring attention to the imposition of will or of pre-established standards. In relation to discussions of the anthropocene, „Deep Listening“ also reconfigures relationships between the subject and its environment, and favors mutual resonance and intra-action (in the words of Karen Barad and Donna Haraway) to the negotiation between supposedly autonomous subjects towards it.

Six women dance, together and side by side. Another woman reads. Many other people sit, watch and listen. In this suspended time, a space of attention, commitment and autonomy spreads out. Listening closely to what is not always understood, paying attention to emerging singularities, relations and commonalities, deploying ticklish feelers, we grow interlaced strands that structure our ensemble.

Performers

Choreography and Dance: Alice Chauchat | Dance: Alice Martucci, Arantxa Martínez, Ewa Dziarnowska, Kai Evans, Julek Kreutzer | Reader: Siegmar Zacharias | Light and room design: Bruno Pocheron, Elliot Blue | Light design assistence: Elliott Bursch | Costumes: Alexander Wolff | Adviser: Jennifer Lacey |Production management: Micaela Kühn Jara

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Tickets available here.

Ticket price
14,00€, 9,00€ reduced

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