When Two People Look At A Distance We're Already Half Way
Thursday July 8 & Friday July 9
Nanaimo: 9:30pm PST - Berlin: 06:30am CET
When Two People Look At A Distance We’re Already Half Way
A synchronized duet. One in Berlin, one in Nanaimo. The sun sets as the sun rises.
What if dance was like a song that you could hear from afar? What if dance was like a gentle earthquake that could be felt as a vibration over distance? What if dance was like a wind, a wind that carries fragrances, tiny seeds, lifeforms and care?
Dancing together in two cities simultaneously, this piece is an attempt to dance together far apart; sharing movements as a way of connecting two places. It is a dance that, like whales, communicates through temperature layers in the ocean and allows the dance to be a garden, invited to spend time with plants and the setting, rising, sun.
Here dancers become caretakers for processes too slow for the eyes to comprehend. Dancing and caring without desire to be confirmed.
At a moment in history where social relations are under threat it emphasises dance as something public, something we can experience but never own. This dance is an invitation to a gentle form of mourning, a place and time shared with whoever we are.
8 July – Waterfront Suites & Marina docks, Nanaimo (Waterfront Walkway)| Soviet War Memorial Treptow, Berlin
9 July – Pipers Lagoon, Nanaimo (Picnic Area at Parking Lot) | Tempelhofer Feldt, Berlin
There is no charge for this event with gratitude to the City of Nanaimo Projects Grants, our funders, donors to #CCDanceFree, for support of this project