Photos by Tracey Fahy
Performance: Rebecca Bengtsson, Michaela Uhl
Choreography: Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou
Performed as part of the Postgraduate Choreography Presentation
Venue: Studio Theatre-Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Kinonia piece is based on an authentic relationship of the performers to the space and the time they experience memories of their lives. The work has been created in an attempt to understand and depict reflections of notions of everyday existence through exposing socio-cultural live images of the performer’s life experiences. Kinonia in particular explores the different states of being in different spaces including the public, working, private, leisure space. The question of what are the personal and interpersonal relationships that are developed within these spaces has been very crucial to the development of this work. The performers orientate and map their life pathway within certain moments and experience it in real time (as performers) but not in the real space (imaginary). The image of the Body without Organs that has been used by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze was examined in relation to where the body feels the sense of desire and freedom and where it feels limited.
Performers become observes and listeners to their own experiences at the same time. They develop a collective consciousness, interacting between each other while experiencing moments at an individual time-space.
The work incorporates recorded sounds from the performers own experiences and live voices to create a poetic representation of this reality involving movement vocabulary.