A Look behind a Master Piece

How did you go about working together to build this dance hybrid installation?

A new type of collaboration.

A massive part of the whole project is just to start to have a conversation, what interests us, what kind of things might stimulate further conversation or dialogues.

….. to give us a baseline in terms of rhythm to work on top of ….

Music is very physical too. Should it be following the dance and the set? Music touches you. It could hit you, or stroke your neck.

I don’t see art as an object. I see it as a relationship, a relationship between dancers, between dancers and the stage, between dancerss and the audiences…

Dance and Ball Passing

60 Person Ball Passing

48 Person Ball Passing

9 Person Ball Passing

Choreographer: Charles Moulton

Moulton is best known for his work “Precision Ball Passing,” which has been heralded as a landmark in the development of post-modern dance. Originally created for three performers in 1979, additional versions have been made for nine, 18, 25, 48, 60 and 72 performers. Precision Ball Passing has been performed around the world on a wide variety of dance companies, schools.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Moulton_(choreographer)

Choreographic Process: July 4

Choreographer: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh

  • Location: Studio 8, Amman, Jordan
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Starting: 20:10 pm
  • Ending: 21:30 pm

Dance and Mathematics, while displaying many degrees of separation today, were both founded as ways of explaining and creating dialogue with the natural world.

Mathematics is present in dance.

If mathematics is a study of pattern, then dance choreography can be described using mathematics.

Geometry is perhaps the most apparent subfield of mathematics present in dance. Each dance has its own characteristic way of applying mathematical concepts.

Mathematics originated from the desire to use concrete relationships to better describe and explain the natural world. Modern clock time originated from the mathematical investigations into the relationship between the Earth and the Sun while the modern Gregorian calendar was derived from the relationship between the Earth and the Moon.

The relationship of the highly subjective field of dance and the pragmatic field of mathematics has not yet fully been explored.

Geometry’s inherent connection to the moving body has also been studied by several dance and design scholars. Most important among them are two German artists: Oskar Schlemmer, a Bauhaus influenced choreographer, artist, architect and costume designer, and Rudolph von Laban, founder of the most widely used notation system in dance: Laban Movement Analysis – a system of documenting a dance with symbols or descriptions based on the dance’s effort, time and space. Schlemmer and Laban both kept geometric ideas, and Platonic solids in particular, at the core of their movement and design philosophies.

Geometry and dance are fundamentally connected.

Yoann Bourgeois

Celebrated around the world as a unique, innovative and groundbreaking artist, Yoann Bourgeois is hailed for his spellbinding, dazzling, and though-provoking works.

Acrobat, juggler, dancer, actor, director…Yoann Bourgeois defines himself above all as a lover of all things play. His work is articulated around reality and the imaginary.

Yoann Bourgeois enjoys appropriating all kinds of places. His work on movement and balance has been presented in historic buildings, parks, urban wastelands…

“I develop my projects in accordance with the space I occupy”, he says. “It is they who inspire me to write dramaturgy and not the other way around”.

https://www.instagram.com/yoann_bourgeois/

Celui Qui Tombe (He Who Falls) – a physical theatre treat and allegory for our time!

Some says it is theatre. Part circus, part dance, part narrative, the cast show off their gymnastic, athletic, choral and acting ability over the 60 minute piece of awesome physical theatre.

In a Q&A session, the cast of He Who Falls admitted that some nights dizziness is harder to avoid than others – before the they had to delicately balance on its centre point and the cast began to drop on to the floor, swing from it and dodge it as it flew from side to side across the otherwise set-free stage.