Danced work in progress is a work in progress and it is danced. It is based on the lifelong dance experience of dancers from different backgrounds. As a visual phenomenology or a fragmented encyclopaedia of presence it shows diversity in individual paths and how they all contribute to what we call contemporary dance today.
The choreographic material is made of quotes from the dancers’ professional background in the form of one minute long phrases. The dancers will begin repeating their quotes in a loop. Each quote as many times as there are dancers on stage. This rule will guarantee that the audience will have the possibility to watch every quote in its totality. During the show they will also regularly copy each other’s phrases in an attempt of unison. The visual result will be a chaos of different times and backgrounds that will regularly merge into a negotiated agreement.
What you’ll see on stage will not be the result of a creative gesture of the choreographer. The simple rules hand the choreography over to the performers’ profiles. What you will see is the sum of the experience and performative know-how of the dancers present in the show. In this way it is an interpretation-based choreography. In performing arts interpretation refers to “play” and in theory to “understanding”. What you will see is how the performing experience of the dancers informs their way of reading what’s happening on stage and their way of interpreting the situation they find themselves in.
The soundscape is also based or built upon quotes, quotes of the sound and music used in the various productions that this project draws on, and every dancer's profile will correspond to 10 sonic quotes, which will be played accordingly.