The Point (2018)

The Point activates different images of the body in using different language approaches. The first layers of the session will be about describing body parts or using specific anatomical terms. This enables the spectator to find connections between different parts of the body, as for instance between the left shoulder blade and the right hip joint, or between the eye muscle and the toes. The language of such a session is factual in order to lead towards awareness in action, as well as towards the ability to make contact simultaneously with one’s own skeleton and muscles, and with the actual environment. This factual terminology could be used as a tool for orientation.

The next layer will be the exploration of the possible sensation within the entire body, its skin, bones, organs, muscles, nerves, secretions and excretions, for being able to dissolve the boundaries between the inner and outer spaces of the body, its structure, its functionality, and its belonging.

The text of The Point proposes a specific way to describe the body and to re-imagine the act of love, the boundaries of the body, and a poetic language. The voice becomes an undefined identity. It triggers the idea that no one is a coherent, self-sustaining element; we are all internally divided and made up of many dissimilar characteristics.

Following the notion of the division and the multiplicity of the subject, the piece deals with different choreographic strategies

and body practices related to the text and it experiments within the relation between poetry, writing and choreography. It pro- poses multiple possibilities of addressing the inner and outer environments of the body, creating dysfunctional relations, uncanny images and phantasms. The project is an experimental and process-related event to be shared collectively in which the spectators are entirely involved.

Concept: Anne Juren

Performer: Varinia Canto Villa, Charlotte Ruth, Elizabeth Ward, Anne Juren

Music & Sound: Christophe Demarthes

Light & Technical Director: Bruno Pocheron

Artistic Management: Silke Bake

Coaching Foley Artist: Céline Bernard

Choreographic Assistant: Sara Lanner

Set & Photo: Roland Rauschmeier

Production: WTKB

Co-Production: ImPulsTanz Festival

Supported by: Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs