Collective Jumps

Collective Jumps (2014)

dança / dance performance

concepção e coreografia / concept and choreography: Isabelle Schad (DE) in collaboration with Laurent Goldring

[PT] Isabelle Schad e Laurent Goldring tratam dos tópicos coletividade e resistência, investigando as possíveis relações entre liberdade e forma com um grupo de 22 dançarinos. Será que a criação de um corpo infinito, unificado e monstruoso poderia se tornar um lugar de resistência?

[EN] Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring address the topics of collectivity and resistance, investigating the possible relationships between freedom and form with a group of 22 dancers. Can the creation of an infinite, unified, monstrous body possibly become a site of resistance?

The group’s body is made out of many.
We are exercising practices that have the potential to unite instead of individualize.
We are understanding this practices as a relationship to oneself and to one another, as a pathway. Those practices are biological ones, cellular ones, energetic ones.

We are looking at freedom in relation to form. To form that is made of and found by an inner process and its rhythms. Rhythm creates the form. Therefore there is multitude, multiplicity, subjectivity and variation, even within repetition. We are looking at freedom as the essence of happiness. We are looking for equality in movement and for the end of hierarchy between body parts. Relations between body parts are like relations between people within the group. We borrow floor, formation and holding patterns from other communal forms, such as folk dance, simultaneously getting rid of their codes for to make the less visible materialities underneath appear. We are relating resistance to questions of rhythm and protest to questions of organization and exercise.
We are resisting the esthetics of representation and those who promote it and this is definitely meant to be a political practice.
Could the creation of an infinite, unified, monstrous body possibly become a site of resistance?

ficha técnica // credits
concepção e coreografia | concept and choreography: Isabelle Schad in collaboration with Laurent Goldring
assistente | artistic assistance: Lea Moro
dance | performance: Aniela Kokosza, Barbara Bujakowska, Dorota Michalak, Ewa Hubar, Gosia Mielech, Halina Chmielarz, Irena Lipińska, Iza Szostak, Jakub Margosiak, Janusz Orlik, Korina Kordova, Krystyna Szydłowska, Magda Bartczak, Magdalena Jędra, Marta Romaszkan, Natalia Wilk, Paulina Grochowska, Paweł Sakowicz, Przemek Kamiński, Sonia Borkowicz, Tomasz Foltyn, Ula Zerek
som/ composição | sound/ composition: Patryk Lichota
desenho de luz | lights: Łukasz Kędzierski
co-produção | coproduction: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Goethe-Institu Warschau
Financiado pelo Ministério da Cultura e do Patrimônio Nacional da Polônia | Financed with the funds of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.