|Anything Is Possible|
|Monday, 11 August 2008|
In Vienna to talk with Fumiyo Ikeda about the solo for her which we will collaborate on next year. Before I arrive she sends me these notes on improvisation.
I found the new piece of Anne Teresa - Zeitung - very strong. The structure is deeply fragile - deploying the nine dancers in small groups for duets that turn into solos, trios that turn into duets - an unfolding, dissolving, endlessly adjusting and re-forming use of the stage, which only later pulls out the stops for some large-group set-pieces or more dynamic and exhausting improvisations. Even there though the piece resists the easy climax very often, many times choosing to dissipate an energy rather than take it to the max, shifting focus from one performer to another or one mode to another, where continuing would evidently make better, or at least more evidently functional drama. The piece is all so much the better for this fragility though even if it gives a hard time to anyone looking for an easy ride and even though I'd struggle to explain why. It's more than my perversity speaking here I'm sure. There's something very simple going on (not that I can name it), as well as a shifting between different kinds of intimacy, dramatic interaction, bodily distortion and, in a certain way, grace.
A Stitch in Time (2013)
From More or Less
the continuing drama of untied ends
Neons New (and one 'old') - BAC
Will Be (Frankfurt) 2012
Geukens & De Vil (Knokke)
From More or Less / You Know
Alphabet of Festivals