The project the (Dans)kijkdoos is a combination of two of the main interests of my life: senses and dancing. By creating a dance production I’m working towards a small show in which I want to play with perception.
In this production it’s not only about dancing, but about the way we experience dance. Both for the audience as for the dancers themselves.
How do we perceive dance? What do you see? And what do you hear? As a dancer I’m used to performing. Being on a stage. Seeing the audience in front of you. Hearing the music and dancing along the rhythms.
Also going to performances you are always looking for the things that match. The movements going along with the music, seeing how a dancer interprets the music.
But what happens if we change it up? Not being able to see the dancer just plain in front of you, but needing to figure out how to see them or discovering what it is you see. And also what if the music doesn’t match the dancers you see? How do you experience the dance then?
By building a life size show box I want to create different ways to look inside. Maybe just only seeing a silhouet, or only seeing the dancers from one angle. Next tot hat I’m working with a headset, disrupting the experience from the audience by letting them discover which channel belongs to which dancer.
The 25th of June this project is finally happening.
To be continued..