23th Nov 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.
Highs & Lows evening of Performance – 25th edition
Amelia Emma Forest
R.E.D. residency company
Stage 1. “Mother – The After” by Amelia Emma Forrest
The ability to independently propel myself through space.
When this freedom evaporates the desire still stays steady for the locomotion.
taken for granted and now stuck in my ILLUSIONS OF SELF-MOTION.
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep.” -Robert Frost’s poem
So I stay.
Stage 2. “The Way” by Vitor Fernandez
“Everyone says what/how you have to do, what/how you have to say.. They do not want to help you, they just want to push you, they are waiting for you to fall, so… We have to take our way, our road and of course we will continue having the troubles on the way. But we have to know how we can kick the trouble.”
Stage 3. “Angels above Toten” by R.E.D residency company
Angels above Toten is originally a full length piece for five dancer and a musician which incorporates the film into the performance. In this touring version, the film is the main focus, where the live duet is an elongation of the story that is captured on screen.
Angels above Toten is a love story played out between heaven and earth, the past and the present urban and rural life.
Stage 4. “Hired Hands” by Marlieke Burgouts
This work explores ‘receiving the charge'(S.Ahmed) of being willful based upon society’s general will. The work is inspired by Sarah Ahmed’s Willful Subject(2014).
The bodies present are confronted with a space that is made fragile through obstacles. The performer tries to shape her system through the molding and reshaping of the fragile dystopian space into a utopia that is equally unstable.\
Hired Hands is a physical dance performance that uses 300 brittle blocks and the participation of the audience, accompanied by sound artist Vincent Twigt.
hosted by 4bid
View of the evening