(in the context of the postgraduate choreographic program ICE)
AETHER IS A WORLD OF CONSTANT MOTION
WHERE THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE
OF HUMAN CONTACT CREATES A SYSTEM OF INTERRELATED AND INTERDEPENDENT MOVEMENT VOCABULARY.
Framing the distance between the bodies, finding and losing connections and partners, the dancers continually interact and influence one another to sustain their sphere of action and the existence of the system. In this aetherial universe where time is never enough, individuals pop out to remind us that we are still able to feel and remember.
“A spotlight is thrown on a single dancer that enters into movement. Progressively, the single dancer becomes part of a network of eight that will co-evolve in the twenty minutes that are to follow. Through tight group formations or microscopic touching of the fingertips, eight units form an interdependent whole, which experiments its relations, connections and disconnections until it finally dissolves . Despite its formal construction Aether focuses on group dynamics, feelings of loss and disorientation while codifying relations between the individual and the collective, manipulating the energy flowing among its members and revealing stage tentative interactions.”
—ANNA LEON, dance historian and theorist
Charmene Pang, Marcel Sierra, Maddi Munoz, Noemie Cuerel, Yonier Camilo Mejia, Reinier Martinez Badilla, Juan Sanchez Plaza, Cristina Valdivielso Garcia
Ryo Murakami – Deist (Taken off “Deist” album released and published by Bedouin Records), Ekkert (Constantine Skourlis & Christos Sakellaridis) – Hidden City
New Faces New Dances platform, SZENE Salzburg,
February 21, 2017