"Little Movements" is an experiment in choreography that intends to critically investigate the limitations of the large, spacious movements that are so characteristic of many traditional and contemporary practices. By embracing alternative settings for performing, with the audience close to the dancers and musicians, the borders of perceptible movements are explored. The choreography thus thematizes the tension between moving very little but nevertheless very significantly, meaningfully, intense, as with the necessity and inevitability of Freudian lapses even. Like the micro-movements that inevitably escape us all the time, such little movements can be highly expressive and emotive, stemming from the deepest and most personal and secretive archives of our being. Or they can just as well be the opposite: equally impersonal and contrived or even counterfeited movements, silent witnesses of our wildest dreams, desires, or (self)deceits. "Little movements" is about those inner rhythms that cannot be silenced or bottled up, that are as inevitable as our every in- and outbreath. The songs that need to be sung. It is a dance to celebrate oneself, and sing oneself, as in the famous Walt Whitman poem "Song of Myself" (1855), rendering visible and almost making audible the song of oneself. How much can be expressed with just a nod or a wave of the hand?
"reinkommen" (“coming in”) is ada Studio's latest performance series. It gives young choreographers the opportunity to open their work process, invite the audience to come in and get into conversation. Due to the restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic, this edition of "reinkommen" will be presented online. Check www.ada-studio.de.
The research of Lore Dekeyser is supported by the pilot project residence funding of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Choreography: Lore Dekeyser | Dance: Anna Liv Haumann, Greta Schuster, Kerri Fitzsimons | Music: Julian Croatto, Ale Borea | Dramaturgical and technical support: Lucas Vanhevel | Photography: Martina Cavinato, El Fox | Supported by: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios GmbH