Concept / artistic direction: Birgit Mühlmann-Wieser and Nicole Baïer
Choreography: Birgit Mühlmann-Wieser in collaboration with Mu-yi Kuo
Dance / movement research: Griet Vanden Houden, Maayan Reiter, Gat Goodovitch, Andrea Gunnlaugsdottir, Katarina Kavcic, Elisabet Bort Girame
Scenography / Video: Nicole Baïer
Music composition: Wolfgang Zamastil
Ligthing design: Klaus Rink
Social movements can be cartographic like a landscape.
Isolation within human biography, individualisation in society, war between nations and/or religions, destruction of nature as well as speed-up within private and social live will be represented on this social and emotional mapping.
Video projections onto bodies, floor and screens and sound collages reveal the (social) motion of cartography throughout the piece – that’s how the geography as “emotional landscape” for the dancer’s environment is built.
Dance therefore is the original form to show and abstract movement and stay in constant exchange with its intermedial world.
The double human being / insect is the primary choreographic research field for the body movement and his (social) structures; common nature is the primary visual research field. Carved out is the abstract insect language of the dancing bodies within an abstraction of real nature.
On one side the individual insect represents the isolation within society. On the other hand survival in an inhospitable landscape is granted by the perfect organisational structure of the ‘individuals’ of its insect society. Thus this landscape is disappearing and organisation is destroying individuals.
Who or what will continue to survive?
(c) Bettina Salomon and Ales Fon