Fascinated by the wind in all its forms, the choreographer Karine Ponties, composer Dominique Pauwels and installation artist Lawrence Malstaf collaborated to create a performance about invisible forces and their visible traces, and the impact of elusive energy and endless movement.
Across the world there are more than 600 names for the wind. So many names for so many types: the wet monsoon that blows from the Indian Ocean across South Asia, the hot Sirocco that blows from the Sahara, whirling towards Europe, or the Chinook that chases the clouds across the Rocky Mountains and the prairies. We have since time immemorial been trying to understand nature: we measure it, look for structure in apparent chaos and give our imagination free rein. In many cultures the wind is seen as the primary principle of creation, a creative force that gives rise to movement, language and thought. This means there are countless stories and myths about the wind.
According to Greek mythology the four winds, the Anemoi, were born out of Eos, the goddess of dawn, and Aeolus, the custodian of the winds. Aeolus kept his sons imprisoned in a cave from where he would send them out all over the world. One of these sons is Boreas, the cruel and icy north wind, pictured with a long beard and wild hair. virtuality