Time: June 25, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: open dans festival 2011, rotterdam, netherlands / ro theater
Street: William Boothlaan 8
Website or Map: http://www.opendans.nl/
Event Type: dance, performance
Organized By: Miriam Welk
Latest Activity: Jun 21, 2011
What is wror? wror is a self-created word. It is an attempt to describe the sound you hear and feel, when you have high pressure on your ears. And an attempt to describe the way you see, when your eyes are unable to focus. It is a tautological attempt to define a state of being in between. Being stuffed in the border between outside and inside. The wideness of the compressed perception leaves you feeling numb and deluded.
During the rehearsal process Miriam Welk is wearing glasses which blur her vision thus change perception of the world around her and also her own body. What are the possibilities in movement and sound through the different proportions in this different perceptive space? Shuah Brotherton, Sigrid Rotzler and Andreas Steffen translate the inner state into the wider space through sound and visual composition trying to share the perception of the dancer.
The performance invites the audience to dive into a dimmed and muffled world. To accentuate this, the audience is free to wear glasses with thick lenses and to put dabbers in their ears, to experience the performance with the perception described above.
Our main interest during the development of wror is to investigate a state, which is endless in many ways. We want to find out if and how long one can linger in a place of vagueness. A state, which habitually is passed by or ignored; a state one usually wants to get out of. Sleepiness and fear.
This video was made during the rehearsal. The work is in process. The costume Miriam will be wearing is going to be designed by Sigrid Rotzler; Shuah Brotherton will project slides with a diascope never reaching the point of absolute sharpness.
21h, june 16 2011 / Mica Moca Project Berlin micamoca.com
AND OTHER PERFORMANCES
june 17 / Mica Moca Project Berlin
june 25 / Open Dans Festival 2011, Rotterdam NL opendans.nl
QUESTIONS & BOOKING
Dance: Miriam Welk
Music: Andreas Steffen
Projection: Shuah Brotherton
Costume: Sigrid Rotzler