Choreography by Andrea Spaziani
Created and Performed by Amanda Acorn and Andrea Spaziani
Sound Design by Christopher Willes and Colin Stetson
Lighting Design by Simon Rossiter
Premiered in January 2012, at the Dancemakers TWObyFOUR Festival
In a limbo of anticipation, we prepare like it’s possible to feel prepared.
We perform ourselves performing ourselves.
We are all intention and no delivery.
We only divert and never arrive.
We are afraid of being caught with nothing to show.
We are promo for the most fantastic virtuosic stuff you wont see.
We eat pressure, practice too much, and attempt to re-create the magic from last time.
It was so good last time.
The Moment Before is exactly that, beginning just before the beginning; waiting for some kind of performance to start. It is a dance that emerges from an impossible preparation, and lives in the space between thinking and doing, anticipation and unrealized potential, and between the dancers themselves. it is choreography situated in the tenuous space between spectator and performer.