This solo is an attempt to create a character through the dissociative manipulation of sound, movement, and clothes. I took sound material out of its original context, mixed it and replayed it within the frame of my choreographic content to see what would happen. I was curious to see if a character could emerge out of unrelated materials. And if so, who would he be?

Kay Patru (FR) is originally trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance techniques. Following his training he worked with several international dance companies in Canada and the Netherlands such as Netherlands Dance Theater 2, Grands Ballet Canadiens, Ballet jazz Montreal. In 2001 he joined the image and sound department at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Netherlands, where he studied visual arts for 2 years. Since 2003 he has been working as a freelance performer in Europe in the field of contemporary dance and physical theater. In 2009 he formed an artistic collaboration with Jihae Ko named Delicate Unit in which they both investigate the medium of performance and visual art practice.
Music: Samples of movie soundtracks and youtube recordings including: Hunger/(S.Mcqueen) and 37°2 le matin /(J.J Beineix)

This performance was part of Dansateliers' One Night's Dance 2010
Fifteen new makers in dialogue – with each other, with dance, with an audience. Dansateliers wants to get to know makers by collaborating in the studio. Every year fifteen new makers are invited to participate in a series of workshops, exchange feedback and create dance sketches for presentation in the studio or the theater. In One Night’s Dance you will see the latest developments in dance, ideas about what dance might be, and experience a broad range of temperaments.

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