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This week as part of the DIY by DD2 performance we perform HIRAETH my second contemporary piece made at the University of Arts in Amsterdam.
While we still have three performances left this week I look back at my first piece |X| from last year.
The series continues a bit longer...☺️
I was just asked if performing such a long solo was challenging. The answer is obviously yes, but not in the conventional ways, because I don't perform in theatres anymore, which often requires the plot to be moving fast enough for huge crowds, needing a colourful organisation of short solos and duets (which is why big houses now tend to fall onto the entertainment programmation side).
To that I would like to say that I like the challenge of it. Grabbing the audience by the hand and have them stick to what I do while I perform usually turns me on fire. Many dancers would say "14 minutes?! Da hell you manage?!", well it's all in the head, and by that I mean it's all about staying focussed and in the moment. Obviously I get tired and sweaty and get to the edge of losing it. But choreographing is also about establishing rhythms, which means that if you make a piece filled with just movement it will flatline, just like your heart, and the audience will get lost in the amount of information. 🤪
Same for the opposite and boring the audience: I was also asked if I wasn't scared I would bore them with such a long solo. To that I can not answer anything, because just like every Performance, each person in the audience will have the impression they watched something different according to their personal taste. What I can say however is I made it interesting enough for the broad audience, and my style is very polymorph.
(Now suck on thay you who told me in a critical way that being a choreographer required skills...). Story of a performance (a social media whore) - Rehearsal for @querellefestival . Performances on friday 26th and saturday 27th of april at the Train Factory in Helsinki. A contemporary/theatrical performance. 🙈 Check out the program for more info.