10th May 2017
HIGHS & LOWS IS AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCES IN OT301, AMSTERDAM. THE NIGHT, PRODUCED AND CURATED BY 4BID, FOCUSES ON MOVEMENT RESEARCH IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND LIVE ART. THE IDEA BEHIND H&L IS TO GIVE CONTEMPORARY DANCE, PERFORMANCE AND LIVE ART A PLATFORM TO SHOW WORK THAT IS EXPERIMENTAL, DARING, UNFUNDED, COLLABORATIVE, RESULT OF RESEARCH OR WORK IN PROGRESS.
Artists: Iria Arenas / Monica Sharon / Dana Hafouta
Stage1. “Wortenlust” by Iria Arenas
Stage2. “Measure Me” Dana Hafouta
Stage3. “The Exhibition” Monica Sharon
Do the languages we speak shape the way we think?
The main purpose of Wortenlust is to awake a sense of wonder or an interest for the unknown into the audience. This representation of our “differences” pretend to abolish what human societies have been always locking for: a comfortable state of mind, manipulated by the mass media, where we are used to believe we already know everything just because we saw it on TV or in newspapers.
A 20 minutes performance piece ina which the idea of the “other” is not a simply position on a scale of differences with us but an integral part of an existing whole.
3. “The Exhibition”
The Exhibition is a preview into the biggest realization of the multidisciplinary interactive installation which focuses on performance: The Writer. (Title subject to change). Originally titled Kijkdoos, this performative installation is currently under creation through the Artist in Residence program at OT301, by Monica Sharon, and Taffy Boudewijns, in collaboration with local choreographer, Svetlin Velchev. The Writer takes place in four rooms and takes us on a journey through the mind of a writer during her creative process. As each room represents a different story or creative project, the order of which these stories or creative projects are unveiled depends on the audience.