May 16, 2015 19:00
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Two dancers perform twenty movement sequences whilst traveling forward over a narrow path, from one end to the next, where they make U-turn and continue in the opposite direction. Meanwhile, the path shifts 400 degrees around the space, progressively and clockwise. Whilst the paths move, the dance shifts trajectory and choreography bows its patterns. One arc after the next, turn after twist, dancing circumnavigates a circuit.
Omkretz leaps a forward thrust and circulates a circuit. By a vortex of micro-shifts whereby each direction is always several, and one path unavoidably an entanglement of a million traces. A race by deviation, convergence of infinite sequences by calculus.
Most of all, Omkretz is a project in the spirit of minimalism, here re-proposed as an entropy of hyperboles.
The project refers to, yet transgress Lucinda Child and Sol LeWitt joint choreography Dance from 1979. What geometrical linear score is replaced by a topology of vortex. The piece started from Steve Reich’s octet Eight Lines, then replaced by a nest of acoustic and electronic micromalic glitch and strides.
Born and raised in Italy, Cristina Caprioli studied in Sweden and the US. After a dance career in Switzerland and Germany, she moved to New York to focus on contemporary dance studies and worked with choreographer Douglas Dunn. Back in Europe in the early 80’s, in 1998 in Stockholm she founded the independent dance company ccap for which she has produced over 30 works.
Her choreography is marked by clarity, stringency and precision as well as complexity and strong physicality.
Her interest in theory marks all of her work, on stage and beyond. To practice, investigate and develop her matters of interest, she has curated and produced the festivals Talking Dancing (1997) and Movement is a Woman (2002), the research projects t.lab (2004) and after cover (2009-2011), published the dance anthology Choreographies (2008), and most recently curated and produced the Weaving Politics symposium (2012).