in this place
Choreographer Heather Maloney
Created in collaboration with dancers: Joanne Barrett, Shaneeka Harrell, Heather Maloney
Lighting Design: Thomas Artananha & Corey Silverman
in this place” is a new multidisciplinary project by choreographer Heather Maloney. A physical theatre work driven from the method of loci or memory palace, which relies on memorized spatial relationships to establish order and recollect memorial content. A non-linear narrative that is woven from the reassembly of first memories as artifacts lost and found in the body. “in this place” opens a window into the extraordinary action of memory staged in the body.
The work merges active recollections of single memories into photographic
state based physical declarations of place. Deconstructed into actions that
are rarely fluid but exemplify the rolodex flow of memories, switching from
physical extremes painting the time driven action of memory. The artists
fall into an out of memory actions, running, grasping, spinning a web, and
building a house for the memories to live.
In constructing a house for the memories to live, the performers build a surrealist associative spatial language that speaks of how through our bodies we remember to remember.
This film has been written symmetrically:
the second half is strictly like the first, but played backwards and mirrored.
The second part doesn't act like a simple rewinding, but as the following of the first.
It explores all sorts of symmetry: compositions, shapes, sounds and music, scenario, colors, actions, time...
Written, directed & edited by Yann Pineill
Music by Cliff Martinez & Joseph Haydn
Starring Edouard Sanville, Daphné Sanville & Romane Pineill