A Journey on Moving Grounds

The performance developed by choreographer Nicole Morel and architect/set designer Lea Hobson is the result of a dialogue between sculptural 3D elements and bodies: it forms a morphing and dynamic installation according to time and space, movements and bodies. This sculpted island, which adapts to the place and context in which it is placed in, is composed of several blocks. At the beginning, they are grouped together in the center, and then the dancers, evolving and blending into the space by creating new forms and patterns, transform the structure. These new spatial configurations, combined with the dancers' movements, carry images that echo subtly the consequences of climate change. Individual and common actions modulate the space and rebuild it according to a number of pre-established patterns and meeting points. The dancers will have to complete their choreographic composition as close as possible to a basic instruction. The rules chosen will define the nature of the encounters, mixing structures and bodies. The paths and meeting points will vary inexorably each time, but the need to meet and build together is crucial. The gesture will seek a form of high energy and urgency. Each element is constructed in such a way that it can both move and be used as a support point for the dance. They are white and have varying sizes, reminiscent of drifting icebergs. The dancers and the influence of their movements and actions will cause the decomposition of the basic structure and any subsequent re-compositions.

07 06 2019 10:00 Plaza
Continues 08 – 09 06 2019

Concept: Nicole Morel
Concept: Lea Hobson
Set designer: Lea Hobson
Choreographer: Nicole Morel
Dancer: Laura Garcia Aguilera
Dancer: Vittorio Bertolli
Dancer: Nicole Morel
Costume designer: Saskia Schneider
Dramaturge: Ulrike Wörner von Fassmann
Administrator: Juan Diaz
Producer: Antipode Danse Tanz
Coproducer: Festival Belluard Bollwerk International
Coproducer: blueFACTORY

Country/Region France, Switzerland

07 06 2019 10:00
Where Plaza