After #1 (2011)

“After #1” addresses the works of the German choreographer Pina Bausch in terms of her working structures, the resulting movement material, composition choices and the genre TanzTeater. As a choreographer Bausch positioned the dancer in the place of a producer of knowledge. We continue her line of thoughts, we continue to research the work relation between the dancer and choreographer and how that reflects on knowledge production. By researching movement material created by Pina Bausch and her dancers we developed a physicality informed by her tradition and furthered by our knowledge and bodies and ideologies today. In “After #1” we created a working structure in which each dancer had autonomy in a fluctuating hierarchy within the group. We created a structure to determine who makes the decisions, this was based on the statement “I disagree”. When one of us felt like we wanted to be the one responsible, we would say “I disagree” and the other had to follow. This way the hierarchy was continually changing depending on what we thought the work should be.

Choreography & performed by: Uri Turkenich with Linda Blomqvist.

Light design: Chrisander Brun.

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