We began walking THERE we have been
We began walking THERE we have been is a performance for two performers and flashlights. The choreography is made of simple actions, focused on the interaction of light with body image/movement. As the performers simultaneously are operators and actors, so is the light. At times, its movement becomes the main player, so it’s perceived as an entity, a body. Other times, it illuminates another body or location. we began walking THERE we have been is composed through a mirroring logic, meaning each action always reflect something of the previous one. The result is a detailed performance, in which each step, location and action are precisely measured and contributing to the overall visual, musical and sometimes magical experience.
Özlem Alkis creates transdisciplinary formats and present her works in various mediums; stage, installation and video. In 2003 she studied in the „ex.e.r.ce“ programme at the Centre Choregraphique National de Montpellier, and in 2012 she enrolled in the M.A. programme of dance in the Cologne.
Maayan Danoch graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2008 and received her MA in Dance Dissemination from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in 2015. Maayan teaches dance, writing seminars and a workshop on the relation between verbal and physical articulations in creative process in dance universities and centers.
Concept and choreography: Özlem Alkis, Maayan Danoch
Performance: Maayan Danoch, Ivan Mijacevic
Music: Ivan Mijacevic
Light and space assistance: Miha(sonda3)
Production: Özlem Alkış, Maayan Danoch
Co-production: tanz.tausch Festival
Supported by: Kunststiftung NRW, ZAIK and tanz.tausch Festival
The performance takes place in the frame of X-YUGO TOUR that is supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.