Dance with me is a duet about encountering the other without being in the same space but sharing the same time.
What is shared when a body is physically absent? What do we imagine of the other?
The overarching structure of the work is of a dancer projected live within the space of the other dancer who is performing in front of an audience. Both dancers follow the same movement score and design the same physical space by using tape as a way to mark the virtual space of the projected dancer. The premise of the duet is to explore ways of how to kinesthetically encounter, connect and empathize with an absent body which ultimately is imagined through the physicality of the other.
“It was as if they were in the nervous system of the other.”Dr. Jenny Roche
Choreography & Performance: Ilana Reynolds and Sabrina Huth Premiere: 22 June 2019; Modes of Capture Symposium Ireland/ Gallery Nieuw Dakota Amsterdam
With the kind support of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, gallery Nieuw Dakota and Lake Studios Berlin!