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closer

AADK, Centro Negra, Spain

March 29th 2022

A choreographic study.

“One of the fundamental human capacities is the tactile perception of the world. The haptic perception which includes the understanding of what we touch requires an active exploration, by body movement. The conscious touching and its relationship with absence and presence. When touching something we become something larger than ourselves, then where do we end?
Are the world surrounding matters of the world temporary exoskeletons? And would this perception affect the way we relate to other subjects/objects? Can these daily actions of touching become more mindful and caring? Can we reconsider the relevance of the body as the main medium to correlate? Patricia is interested in exploring the notion of presence and absence – and how it relates to the act of touching. When you touch something, you touch something larger than yourself. How do/can we touch – mindfully, carelessly? When is a body absent, when is it present?”   Elena Azzedin

Choreography
Patricia Woltmann

Performance
Lisa Lotte Giebel, Patricia Woltmann

Artistic advice
Elena Azzedin

This work-in-progress was created as part of Dis-Tanz-Solo Scholarship, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.