dances for sevens

sincopados

center-out; periphery-in; center to another center; outside and more expanded...

Where does a movement start and where does it travel to in the body? And how does this path change when you retrograde the movement? sincopados is a (tricky!) study about the different ways a movement travels through in the body when you start playing with come and go / back and forth.

 

The starting point was the creation of a sequence with simple movements, then adding accents and changes in speed. Then we looked deeper into what body parts were involved, what were the exact contact points. Having collected this knowledge, the idea was then to retrograde all the movements, as detailed as possible. During the process, we figured out that working with pauses was very helpful, therefore they stayed in the final choreography.

 

The structure follows: 9 counts of movements - 5 counts of retrograde - 4 counts pause (2x) 8 counts changes of placement in space 5 counts of movement - 5 counts of retrograde - 5 counts of movement and repeat!

bagpipes

Too fast; too slow; or something in between.

 

bagpipes is a study about TIME in dance. What happens to timing, when you change the energy of a movement? What happens to timing, when you change the origin of a gesture and its path in space?

 

The study was based on Béla Bartok's piano étude "Bagpipe" and its structural division of time. It contains two main sequences, that were broken down into smaller sequences and varied in length, energy invested, front, etc. There was also a division between the accompaniment and the melody, which was played according to the contact of the dancers' feet on the floor.