Of All Its Parts ep. 1-3

Episode 1: Aug. 3rd, 2018 | CORPUS – Royal Danish Theatre (DK)
Episode 2: May 23rd, 2019 | Aaben Dans, Roskilde (DK)
Episode 3: Jun 28th, 2019 | MARC – Milvus Artistic Research Center, Knislinge (SE)

Of All Its Parts is an episodic journey in four parts. It is an investigation into the vivid potentials of human imagination through various transcendenting techniques that transports the individual from a more commonplace of perception into a pre-cognitive state of being. Floating between this reality and various dreamscapes two-women-machine-show discovered a complex figure that stretches across the here-and-now and a place we could call elsewhere. Out of these endeavours, a series of potent questions emerge: What is the relationship between the imaginary, the real and the choreographic? How does movement translate across these different dimensions? Can the imaginary and materially abstract be transcribed at all? And, what is the political and aesthetic potential in such expression?

Through each episode this choreographic research dives deeper and deeper into the latent layers of human imagination—gathering a spectacular and genuinely diverse accumulation of dreams and vision-like materials. The material is gradually transformed into scores and gathered in a larger script for the final episode. By pairing these scores with a choreographic thinking that focuses on layering and interweaving, a grandiose figure is gradually brought to life growing and complexifying through each episode.

“it’s a question about perceived reality
the torso of an eagle, a furry front side.
what’s a figure?
a figure from in between realities
how does it move? what is it waiting for?
slow rocking from the depths of the trunk
scenes from imagination
a space built around and from the performer. the living carry the dead. everything is added to the same space.”

– Dream script excerpt (2019).

Concept: two-women-machine-show
Performers: Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Sara Grotenfelt, Amalie Bergstein Nielsen
Sound: S. Rieser

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