The Body and the Other~

The project “The Body and the Other~” is a dance performance / choreographic installation about the multiple body as a physical, digital and hybrid in-between corporeality placed in a mixed reality topology and time capsule. Through an experimental scenography involving projection mapping and the use of surfaces, objects and materials that follow their own technology and potential of movement, the aim is to unfold a performance as an unpredictable and unprescribed living entity with autonomous choreographic dramaturgy. Thus, the illusion about the creation of an absolutely pre-designed and fully controlled technological setting is being challenged. By revealing what escapes or slips away from technology, “The Body and the Other~” invites the elusive real in a piece based on an interplay between tactility and emptiness, appearing and disappearing imagery, absence and presence, with the moving body as a mediator and reminder of the deep human condition.

Concept-choreography-artistic direction: Eleonora Siarava
Dancers: Mina Ananiadou (GR), Yana Novotorova (DE/UKR)
Digital artist: Naoto Hieda (DE/JPN)
Technology Development: Mixed Reality and Visualization Team [MIREVI]
Sound Design: Jonas Knohl, MIREVI
Project Coordinator: Ivana Druzetic, MIREVI
Costumes-external eye: Anne Weyler (DE)

The project emerged in collaboration between Eleonora Siarava – Per_Dance Choreographic Research Platform, and the Mixed Reality and Visualization Team (Hochschule Düsseldorf), brought together through the Moving Digits Project. It was co-funded by the program “Transfer International” of NRW KULTURsekretariat, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW and i-Portunus project (funded by Creative Europe).