Close Encounters Vol.2, Dansehallerne,
Opening: 4th of April, 6 pm, Den Frie, Copenhagen
5 – 6th of April 2019, 3 pm – 9:30 pm / 7th of April 3 pm – 6 pm
They exude the otherworldly: are they hybrids between the animal and humans—or between creatures and machine? Communicating bodies leave traces and connect with the filigree rods of sculptures by Stella Geppert. The performance Communication Captures initiates an affective space and forms the contingent fabric of social-communicative processes. The performers employ a tactile communication organ, which expands the bodily properties. Spaces get charged and charmed for participation. Activating the body’s empathetic sentience through rituals of encounter creates a sociality, which is situated both physically and sculpturally. These textures inscribe themselves spatially, while conversations get captured in movement and form.
Concept, Choreography: Stella Geppert / Performance: Jan Burkhardt, Lukas Geschwind, Stella Geppert, Michelle Lui, David Kummer, Sophia Seiss / Dramaturgy: Mariella Greil / Outside Eye: Sigal Zouk / Movement Research: Jan Burkhardt / Production: Susanne Ogan / Technical support: Mitja Windisch, Mirjam Dorsch /
Trailer, Editing: Per Henriksen / Foto: Thomas Bruns