Dance-based Performance

 

d r i v e  no.1  SOMA, Mexico City. 09.08.2013

How do we communicate with ourselves, with the body in motion, with each other?
How do body and mind interact? When can limitation become an opening?
The 12 min. performance investigates dialogues between occupied spaces of two individuals
(one eyes closed, one eyes open). The aim is to develop connecting passages between
internal (invisible) and external (visible) spaces, to explore the diverse self- or other-directed
spatial limits of inside and outside.
By giving oneself and each other verbal instructions as „go.“ „stop.“ „go.“, movement and stillness
are regulated from an external force. Movement can be frozen into a still frame as well as being
pushed to a dynamic extreme. The varied timing of instructions creates an arbitrary kinetic rhythm,
changiing the performer´s actual impetus and flow. Whilst movement is navigated by an internal
and external stimuli it creates an immediate relationship between space and audience. 
d r i v e no.1  is a part of the performance series  d r i v e. 
It was presented at the open studio as part of a residency at SOMA, Mexico City in August 2013.

Concept, Choreography: Patricia Woltmann
Performance: Patricia Woltmann, Tania Solomon
Supported by Goethe Institut

 

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