ONE DOUBLE BODY is part of the Causal Machine Family of Choreographies. All these choreographies are based on the research of inner forces within one's body. These forces are perceived as causality. Each person/performer has many different bodies, and these bodies are interrelated and influence each other all the time. Their mutual influence is most of the time mechanic. Causal Machine as a concept underlines those aspects of the bodies and tries to make them visible on the stage.
ONE DOUBLE BODY is based on the real-time rite de passage experience of a performer/woman: pregnancy, labour and becoming a mother. It works with the fragility of this moment in life as well as with the physicality through living it and observing it at the same time.
‘I would like to make art by the way life is creating itself, again and again, never denying what it was, never knowing what will be, aware of what is now.’
Concept, choreography and performance:
Adam S. Beni
Artistic advice: Renee Copraij
Light advise: Jeroen de Boer
Technician: Tim Vleugel
Production manager: velvet lee black
Production assistant: Noha Ramadan
Video registration: Dwarsboom Studio Amsterdam
Performed on 30th and 31st of May 2011 in Theater Frascati, Amsterdam
This performance is created during the research-study
at Amsterdam Master of Choreography program 2009/11