The piece investigates the emotional dynamics created by the presence of two people and different ways of relating to each other. It aims to multiply the aspects that emerge from ordinary actions and to rethink the form of « duo »; which means « a pair of closely related people or things; a couple ». One and one make two, thus each part looses its autonomy and willingly or unwillingly relate to the other.
In March can be considered as a meditation on togetherness. Any given task can become a meditation frame, hence a solitary engagement, in the sense that it depends on how one fills the time in-between and transforms the intermediate zones into goals in themselves. By taking a road together, the two individuals would be willing to give up their individuality to become a pair who could reach a further destination than what one could attain. Therefore the challenge of meditation as well as of a relationship is continuity. It is for this reason that duration is considered here as a tool to study the relationship between two individuals.
While dealing with groups, I am interested in the concept of Game Theory in order to propose different models of conflict and cooperation in which participants, as intelligent rational decision-makers, could develop individual strategies to move as a group without leadership. The moment we are with one or many people, time weaves bonds between the solitudes of each and unites us in solidarity. Especially in long durations, the connection to one’s self, the other and the world intensifies and provides a sensation of change, transformation and revolution.
In March intends to reveal the condition of togetherness and how these negotiations define and divide individuals. Since every relationship is a certain type of fiction unfolding in the imaginary, In March invites to question why such associations occur rather than others, how an image is processed and how we process an image.
concept and choreography Bahar Temiz in collaboration with Daphne Koutsafti, Maik Riebort, Emmilou Rößling performers Daphne Koutsafti, Bahar Temiz Light Design tbc Sound Charo Calvo Technique Nele Verreycken Outside Eye David Bergé Vocal coaching Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
Thanks to Mesut Arslan, Meryem Bayram, Kerem Gelebek, Julien Lacroix, Lynda Rahal, Jonas Rutgeerts, Marc Vanrunxt, Valerie de Visscher Production Platform 0090 Coproduction le Ballet du Nord - Centre Chorégraphique National de Roubaix-Nord Pas de Calais, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Stuk Leuven, C-mine Cultuurcentruum Genk Hosted by CND, Centre National de la Danse in the frame of « mise à disposition de studio » and « Studio Lab » by Ménagerie de Verre, Paris With the support of Tanzfabrik Berlin