At the crossroads between composition, music, dance and choreography.
Concept & Choreography
Tijmen van Tol, Duri Collenberg
Performance & Co-creation
Antonia Steffens, Andreas Hannes, Burkhard Körner
Nellie de Boer
The heart of this project lies in the collaboration between Burkhard Körner, recent graduate in Choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) and Duri Collenberg who is also a recent graduate in Composition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (CvA).
Together they explored a dense score of movement and sound. Departing from Burkhard’s fascination for Japan and its cultures, rules, and patterns of behaviour, and Duri inspired by his reading of Kafka novels, they research in this piece what it means to be one amongst many, to be an individual in a collectively organized society, to be participating in and likewise facilitating a given and yet hardly visible structure.
In that vein, dancer-, piano- and pianist-bodies submit to a score of movement and sound that in the same time seems to evolve precisely through their presence and facilitation.
When does the music actually start? Do the pianos without pianists produce a sound-score? Are the steps of the performers, the sound of opening the doors, the breathing and coughing of the audience included in the makeup of the acoustic space?
Next to finding a relation between sound and movement (and moving through sound) the piece also draws attention to the hierarchies of the senses in provoking us to ask whether we hear what we see or see what we hear.
TRACING HIDDEN COLLECTIVITY premiered in Het Veem Theater in Amsterdam, during the SNDO4 Festival "A drop of tear on the field of glory", 26th - 28th of March 2015 and was shown in Ufer Studios in Berlin, hosted by HZT (Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin), 28th of April 2015.
Next Showing 22nd of May 2015, Het Veem Theater, Composer's Festival Amsterdam (21st - 24th May), by the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.