The latest work of Thomas Hauert and his company Zoo is built upon two points of departure. On the one hand, there is a quest for movement material. That quest is as open as possible and not limited by the submission to a preceding content. On the other hand, there is the will to work on the basis of existing music, imposed as an external force, with its rhythm, its melody, its harmoniesï¿½ Based on that confrontation between freedom and constraint, a central theme in Zoo's work, the shape as well as the content of the project are further developed by intuition. That tension can be perceived at all the levels of the project.
First, in the creation process: Thomas Hauert believes that intuition allows to obtain more complex and more unexpected results than a process, based on initial verbalisation. That way, the choreographer deliberately leaves his projects open, conscious that the meeting between his initiative and the other dancers will have an unforeseeable outcome. by Denis Laurent read more : http://www.zoo-thomashauert.be/performance/get/?id=14