May 12, 2012 20:30
Jules Verne’s novel – and its stolid circumnavigation of the globe amidst every kind of accidents – offers a glimpse of a premonitory place for the exertion of view and vision, a place which is nowadays sandwiched between the outstanding space of contemporary tourism and the exclusive space of global capitalism.
This dance piece reflects the complexity of a journey where any destination is replaced by the “Everywhere” and every encounter with the others becomes a negotiation towards a hybrid space of translation.
The bodily presence is redefined into a strange milieu, which seems at the same time a golf club, a supposedly authentic rural village, an Universal Expo or a colonialist party.
The margin between here and elsewhere is the space where everything happens in terms of bodily dynamics.
Choreography is set as a perturbation of sightseeing, an “atmospheric” condition of the body: as if it would be possible to define choreographic systems through a climatic perspective, on the side of steam and meteorology.
The cast’s format is accumulatory and hosts an interchangeable number of performers and visual artists. Every performance could differ in format, set, dance evolution media and cast.