A work in development
By Connor Schumacher
together with Joris van Oosterwijk.
Made for Dansateliers in Rotterdam.
Premiering March 14th, 2013 in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg.
Is the presence of god, in effect, a psychological state?
Connor explores this in a work divided into chapters. Letting go the forms of past and future, they examine the effect that the present moment has on both performer and viewer.
The first chapter, Vessel, was created for the One Night's Dance program.
Joris van Oosterwijk, a theatermaker and visual artist, was the subject of the first part of this work. Through this collaboration they work with a concentration that takes place in stillness and precision.
The result is a work that does not attach itself to a specific visual language, allowing for a diverse number of mediums that maintain a constant awareness of the now.
Connor and Joris will go back into the studios of Dansateliers in March to expand the concept into new chapters.