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Performance – Public Dance, Permutable Stage

© Ludwig Nikulski

We walk together and arrive at different gates, to enter a place we know so little of. There we find ourselves bouncing between memories of lost worlds and recognitions. We begin to fantasize and bind the inconsistencies of our imagination, our bodies move with tenderness, slightly scared and at points fierce. We move from here, little crooked, hesitant perhaps. With questions of different ways of hosting dance and its presence within the public in mind, the starting point for this work is the past year’s journey at the time of a pandemic. A journey into searching for dances and imaginary future publics and stages in neighborhoods, empty landscapes and new small temporary gatherings. This process evolved into this solo work. Public Dance, Permutable Stage uses speech, movements and images for exploration of fictional landscapes, speculative public dances and movements of masses as possibilities for emergent imaginaries with the audiences.

Credits:
Outside eye: Ewa Dziarnowska
Dramaturgical support: Nicholas Zöckler

Warm thanks to: Aleksandra Petrushevska, Johanna Ryynänen, Therese Bendjus, Miguel Pereira, Ananstasiia Ashman, Feride Akgün, Klara Krämer, Andreas Müller, Everyone from Neue Nachbarschaft at Strandbad Tegeler See for support and rehearsal space – Seeee.de, Livia Hiselius.