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DD Dorvillier / Human Future Dance Corps (USA)
No Change, or "freedom is a psycho-kinetic Skill" (2005)
The title might make one a little suspicious. Because psychokinesis, also called telekinesis, originates from the obscure realm of parapsychology and means, for example, the moving of things by “mental powers” alone. So what’s the point New York artist DD Dorvillier is trying to make here? It’s complicated. Because Dorvillier and her performers attach the same importance to the relationships between things, bodies, sound, movement, the dancers and the audience. Nevertheless, the focus is on sound, because it’s the most effective means to portray the “groundlessness within a chaotic terrain of in-between spaces and events” (Dorvillier). In this piece, “psychokinesis” is a mental ability by means of which perception itself can be moved. This changes a lot, because the ability celebrated here is called freedom. And it is as timeless as this piece, which was first presented in Vienna in 2006 and is shown again in the scope of ImPulsTanz Classic this year.
Duration: 60 min
Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz