THE INTERWOVEN WE SINGS SILENTLY
a dance piece by philipp enders
concept & choreography: philipp enders
creation & performance: annegret schalke, julia rodríguez, philipp enders
The Interwoven We Sings Silently, while we – choreographically – go into concepts of polyphony in all their complexity and forms. In silence, by abstaining any external music, we turn towards an inner music and give space to a musicality in and of movement. On different pathways, we explore the notion of interdependency – a relational being together and yet on our own – that is fundamental for polyphony to emerge. By making use of the visual potential of choreography, we look out for a new way of experiencing polyphony that blurs the line between hearing and seeing.
The piece The Interwoven We Sings Silently builds upon first choreographic insights, that Philipp gained in his research project Mehrstimmigkeiten, which he realized in collaboration with Julia Rodríguez and Annegret Schalke in 2015. This research focussed on developing ideas and models of how polyphonic concepts could be visualized spatially, and further more on how the interdependencies between the various players in a piece of polyphony could become evident within an interplay of movement phrases.
For The Interwoven We Sings Silently, we revisited those research findings to extend and enhance our ideas towards the creation of a polyphonic, musical choreography.
Produced with the financial support of Tanztage Berlin/Sophiensæle GmbH.
With friendly support of the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT).
January 8 & 9, 2017 / at 20h30
within the frame of Tanztage Berlin 2017
Sophiensæle / Sophienstrasse 18, 10178 Berlin
All Photos by © Adi Shildan
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