INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-DV-7424

Tempered Souls

Beschreibung

video: Jurgen Meekel/Mileta Postic

music: Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
Kleines Konzert für Streichquartett
und Schlagzeug (1931/1932)
recording: Doelen Kwartett, Rotterdam, 2008
Frank de Groot, Maartje Kraan (Violin)
Karin Dolman (Viola)
Hans Woudenberg (Violoncello)
kindly supported by Cybele records

This dance piece aims to interrogate the different meanings generated by the notion of the car tyre. In the industrial urban landscape the tyre has come to represent not only the possibility of metropolitan forms of transportation, but also the ideas that emanate from such projects where the circle is invested with speed to negotiate rough geographical landscapes. Consequently, the tyre arguably serves to masquerade the ideas of subjugation and control, ideas central to power. In the Congo, the African subject was coerced into working in the rubber fields. All those who opposed this project had their hands cut and collected into heap. The fear implanted in those who witnessed the cutting and consequently mounted the rubber trees invested the tyre with their souls. The legacy of the tyre, its acquisition and production, is implicated in the development of our capitalist societies. Consequently, in the contemporary imagination, the tyre is fraught with ideas of subjugation, control and dispossession, ideas central to modern perceptions of a capitalist world.

(Quelle: http://www.jozi-artlab.co.za/en/theatre/tempered_souls.php)

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Choreographie
Darsteller
Itumelang Mokgope
Standorte
MCB
Aufnahmedatum
Freitag, 26. März 2010
Orte
Stadt
Soweto/Johannesburg
Land
South Africa
Länge
27 min
Schlagworte