(2016)

It is a performance inspired by the works of Hungarian writer from Vojvodina, Ottó Tolnai, who maniacally listens to the voice of matter, dissolving into the minutiae. In his works, invisible emotional, cultural and social phenomena gain physical parameters - weight, color, smell, shape, substance. This notion became the basis of our work. We move between evanescence - of images, movements, gestures, meanings - and their consistency, mechanics, physicality. This stems from a fascination with the mechanism and process of communication, a desire to think about it from a fleshly perspective. Leaning on the haptic intelligence, practicing response-ability from a cellular level.

“ALL THE SENSES, INCLUDING VISION, ARE EXTENSIONS OF THE SENSE OF TOUCH: THE SENSES ARE SPECIALISATIONS OF THE SKIN, AND ALL SENSORY EXPERIENCES ARE RELATED TO TACTILITY.”

/Juhani Pallasmaa · The Eyes of the Skin · 2012/

It is an invitation to attentively and profoundly dwell in the socio-cultural gestures and patterns of touch, physical idiosyncratic experience of being in touch, and the emergence of intimacy.

The performance is based on somatic practice drawing from various improvisational and scored methods of working, developed over the year-long process. Carried out thanks to the support of Centrum Amarant and Perfex in Poznań as well as generous people supporting the process.





CREDITS:


Idea & choreography: Dorota Michalak

Co-creation: Marcin Wolny, Frederike Doffin

Performance: Dorota Michalak, Marcin Wolny (Poznań version), Frederike Doffin (Berlin version)

Sound: Tomasz Citak & Andrzej Konieczny (Poznań version), Michael Tuttle (Berlin version)

Documentation:  Tobias Goebbels (Hamburg),  Zoe Errard, Claude  Boisnard (Caen)

SUPPORTED BY
Centrum Amarant in Poznań | Perfex in Poznań | HZT Berlin

PERFORMED AT
Dance in Response Festival “Performing Communitas – open bodies” - Hamburg (DE), 9.11.2017
︎︎︎ ARCHIVE 2017

Attack the Space Festival, Le Sillon - Caen (FR),  28.10.2016

Wilda w Ruchu Festival - Poznań,  24.09.2016

Premiere: Malta Festival, Perfex - Poznań (PL), 20.06.2016
︎︎︎ ARCHIVE 2016

︎ ︎ ︎dorotmich@gmail.com