the modern dance awareness society

dance dance everywhere


1 Comment

athens, july 2009

passTRESpass is an interactive, roving, movement installation that addresses migration, home and borders. What and where is home? Where do we feel safe?

A purpose of the work is to pose questions regarding how we negotiate boundaries on the different levels; human relationships, physical space, and cultural practices.Participants will explore movement vocabulary with an emphasis on excavating and physicalizing particular psycho-geographies – personal stories and communal histories. As we are confronted with each other’s cultures, how can we successfully co-exist and flourish? What do we carry with us? What do we leave behind and how does that effect our environment?

As kinetic organisms moving about on a planet shrinking from population density and technological advances, we are colliding faster and harder; realities intersecting, borders shift. As the ground shifts, how do we make sense of where the pieces fall? How do we choose to rearrange them?

logistics

We are interested in working with approximately 10-15 participants, preferably a diverse group of immigrants and locals who can commit to a two week rehearsal process – likely 4 3hr rehearsals a week — and one or two performances. This work will be performed in and around the Kipseli Market. A video of the work will be presented at the 23rd World Congress on Dance Research in Spain in mid July 2009. The performance will probably be on the weekend. We are thinking of this as an opportunity to broaden the dialogue by inviting a different audience to see the work and an opportunity to show and hear the real human stories behind the immigration statistics.