Wed 20 Dec try-out & Thu 21 Dec pre-premiere
Location: Het Motorblok, Zaandam (Oostzijde 381)
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WhyNot welcomes you to the vibrant cultural venue Het Motorblok in Zaandam for the pre-premiere of Unfolding Multitude, a co-creation of vertical dance collective Ropes Aligned, visual artist Isabel Cordeiro and sound artist Gemma Luz Bosch in which visual art, vertical dance and ceramic sounds come together and gravity is being defied.
What’s that mass throbbing and humming in the air? An organism of some sort? A shrub, a sea urchin, a swarm of bees?
A multitude. A suspended entanglement of bodies and ropes. They hold each other knotting limbs and hands and heads and armpits and toes and wrists. Softly grappling, they seek support and offer rest to each other.
In slow descent the entanglement unravels releasing the bodies, one by one. While drawing the connected ropes —the umbilical cord, the tentacle, the kundalini, the life support— bodies reveal their individuated mission, which unfolds in sound, dance and in the engagement with the surrounding materiality. The intelligence of the multitude is articulated.
Choreography: Ropes Aligned | Isabel Cordeiro
Dancers/performers: Suzanne de Bekker, Natasja Bode, Carlo Camagni
Composer/music: Gemma Luz Bosch
Musician: Mees Siderius
End direction: Keren Levi
Artistic advice: Marjolein Vogels
Light: Marco Chardon
Sound: Matthijs Ruijter
Production: Gemma Hauptmeijer, Katerina Vershinina
Catering: Yvette & Rolf
Co producing partners: EKWC, Panama Pictures, Space is the Place (SITP), WhyNot, Motorblok Zaandam Rigger: Tim Halussy, Roan Lo-a-Njoe
Unfolding Multitude is made with the support of AFK, FPK, van Bylandt Stichting, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds NH, Stichting Stokroos, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and SITP