The work is a response to the systemic loneliness and human disconnection that I experience and see around me. In it, I explore the potential of vulnerability and intimacy as tools of empowerment. Slow dancing becomes an act of resistance as bodies reach out, make contact and hold each other.
Taken from an earlier public intervention, “Dance with Me”, where I travelled to different cities asking strangers on the streets to slow dance with me, I develop it into a collaborative performance that invites the audience to confront systemic loneliness together. How can we own loneliness, rather than letting it own us? How can we transform it from a place of separation and isolation into a cause for collective action? A spontaneous choreography emerges, as the audience negotiate for a common cause.
6th - 7th December 2019 @ Uferstudios (Berlin, Germany)
Scenario Pubblico - Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza (Catania, Italy)
English Theatre Berlin - International Performing Arts Center (Berlin, Germany)
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay (Singapore)