Communicare

Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another, a two way process in which there is an exchange and progression of thoughts, feelings or ideas towards a mutually accepted goal or information.

It is through communication that collaboration occurs. The work requires thus a certain method of working that is practice orientated and includes a vast repertoire of skills in listening, observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing and evaluating.
In the big field of communication we would like to focus within the nonverbal means on body language including non-human communication (=every information exchange between living organisms like e.g. animal communication, cellular communication) and bring the developed choreographic material on another level in communication with auditory means (like sound, music, noise, voice) and visual means (through the use of lights). Non-verbal language allows us to consider the body as a voice itself, almost like in music. What are those connections between visual and auditory, between seeing and hearing, conducting and painting?
The body practice itself is based on playful explorations that involve direct experience of anatomical body systems and embryological processes. They are based on techniques of touch and movement repatterning, direction of focus, visualization, guided imagery and games. Stimulation or focused touch will help to identify changes in perception, state, internal and external environments.
We will observe relations and interdependence between this body practice, choreographic writings and emerging perceptions of space and time.
The work thus deals with modalities of working and thinking and their effects on (re)presentation.

’Rhythm appears as music when it invests the auditory level, and as painting when it invests the visual level.’ (Francis Bacon by Gilles Deleuze)

Published 3 June 2012