Project X was the result of a creative process of one and a half months between a choreographer, 4 dancers, a visual artist, a neurologist, a musician and a light designer.
The working process started before rehearsals with a research and a constant feedback between the neurologist, the visual artist and the light designer for the creation of the room concept before meeting up with the dancers.
The work with the neurologist is to bring up a discussion on the questions of the body regarding perception, language, emotion, and decision-making. The idea is to relate those questions with the environmental space or ‘landscape’ of the working space, the room-concept, together with the dancers. If a dancer is supposed to improvise in a pre-set room how is the body & brain reacting and responding to that stimulation? The dancers will respond to a specific information and to do so the body & brain is involved immediately through complicated mechanisms within our organism. The main goal is that to experience those mechanisms – specifically emotion – during the creative processes.
The world-wide known neurologist Antonio Damasio was invited to participate in Project X., with his work and research is part of the basis for this project. The decoding of one of the last secrets of the human being – the structure of the human brain – as well as Damasio’s thesis, that there is no separation of brain and body, are part of the thematic frame of the piece.
Concept / Artistic Direction / Choreography: Angela Guerreiro
Co-Creation / Dance: Isabelle Schad, Victoria Hauke, Jochen Roller, Marc Rees
Room concept: Holger Nickisch
Composition / Live music: Beat Halberschmidt
Light: Sérgio Pessanha
Costumes / Assistance Artistic Direction: Evangeline van Niekerk
Production Direction: DepArtment | Katharina von Wilcke
Production Assistent: Julia von Trotha
Project X is a part of the trilogy X, Y and Z which is based on current scientific and technological developments and deals with their (future) interventions on the human body.
A Co-production by Kampnagel Hamburg together with Angela Guerreiro Prod. in cooperation with DepArtment.
With the support of the Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hanseastadt Hamburg and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. aus Mitteln des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien.
// contains a 15 minute footage of the impressions after the performance //
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