2015 360° (or today I almost puked the endolymph out of my ear canals)

360° OR TODAY I ALMOST PUKED THE ENDOLYMPH OUT OF MY EAR CANALS

dance performance
Premiere: 23,24 October 2015 Uferstudios Studio 14

The speed of the Earth’s rotation is 465 m/sec.
The average speed of vomit is 0.33 m/sec.

360degrees

Whirling dance, ecstatic ritualistic spinning, spinning meditation, shamanic practices, folk dances (“χορεία” in Greek.„ dance in a circle“. Khorovod in Russia, Hora (Khora) in Ukraine, Romania und Moldavia, Horo in Bulgaria, Oro in Makedonia, Kolo in Bosnia, Serbia, Chroatioa, Montenegro)… Dervishes believe that by elaborate whirling one achieves closeness with god.

Vertigo (from the Latin «vertīgō» a whirling or spinning movement) is a sensation of dizziness or a feeling of disorientation. Vertigo is a subtype of dizziness in which a patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion (usually a spinning motion) due to dysfunction of the vestibular system.

A hybrid form of performance investigates loop/spinning/circulation from the perspective of movement, sound and visual installation, inviting spectators to witness and experience a poetic and contemplative journey that borders with a drug trip or an exquisite nightmare. Moving bodies, granular synthesis sound technology, fusions of pictures and contradictory universes should create a mutant and saturated composition, forming a vast web of intertwined images whose energy disturbs our habitual codes of interpretation and perception.

Idea, choreography, dance: Irina Demina
Co-choreography, dance: Emily Jeffries
Stage design: Dragan Denda, Ivana Vukovic
Sound design: Lorenz Fischer
Light design: Catalina Fernandez

thanks to:
Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, UDK, HfS Ernst Busch, Filmuniversität „Konrad Wolf“ Babelsberg, Ingo Reulecke, Alice Chauchat, Susanne Vincenz, Bukowski.

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(c)Roberto Duarte