Residency at Ponderosa Dance, Stolzenhagen, Germany. Working in nearby wildlife areas, and culminating in a live site-specific performance.
Initially intended as dance for camera research, we put down our screens and danced in the forest. Live performance was especially cherished by audience and performers in September 2020, after 6 months of 'stay at home' orders due to the global Coronavirus crisis.
Image: Laura Doehler under trees in a clearing, wearing layers of episode i garments made from school uniform jumpers, remnants from felt shoulderpads, and styrofoam balls
Image: Ponderosa Unfestival audience walk through a clearing to the forest; they are wearing flowers and branches on their heads as 'camouflage'
Photos by Anne Sophie Malmberg
August 31st - September 12th, 2020
Ponderosa Dance, Stolzenhagen, Germany.
Residency culminating in site-specific outdoor performance.
Thanks to Stephanie Maher for residencies at Ponderosa Dance.
Costume collection Alena Kudera
Project Direction Mary Pearson
Performed by Anne Gaëlle Thiriot, Laura Doehler, Mary Pearson, and William Lang
With dramaturgical support and set design by Yoav Admoni
What have we become? Ensnared by our own disposable by-products. As if a plastic bag could kill me, I would eat myself to death, suffocate in bliss, not notice we were dying we were experiencing so much pleasure. As if my body needed reminding it was there, as if otherwise I would float away. As if nobody cared, as if anybody cared, as if there is no time to care. As if care equals stuff.