Art & Life (And Alter If) / 2011 & 2012
Choreorgaphy: Deborah Hay
Adaptation & performance: Teresa Isabella Mayer
Premiere: Ada-Studio (Berlin), 24 th of June 2011
Tanznacht Berlin 25th of August 2012 : second adaptation “And Alter If”
WHAT IS THE SOLO PERFORMANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT?
Dancers commission a solo dance from Deborah Hay. She guides and coaches them in the performance of the solo during an 11-day period in a residency setting. At the conclusion of the residency each participant signs a contractual agreement to a daily solo practice of the new piece, for a minimum of three months before their first public performance.
WORKING WITH DEBORAH HAY
Deborah Hay’s orientation to dance is activated by attention to practices of performance. In an intense learning environment she challenges the experienced performer with movement concepts that trigger multiple levels of perception at once. She choreographs the world “between” moments, where movement proclivity plays second fiddle to exercised inquiry.
Supported by: Department of the Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs