Solo for Nervous System (2018) is a 45 min. dance solo, the performer is dictated an accumulative series of neurological demands. It is a public exploration of thinking as dancing and vice versa. A generative electronic composition puts the movement of interpretation at stake. This auditive score is to be executed instantaneously by the performer and only on certain moments it is shared with the audience. The spectator witnesses a negotiation between the will to move and the restrictions that any form of physical freedom entails in a digital society.
Solo for Nervous System, attempts to shift our perception on physical, cognitive and emotional freedom by exploring the instants we loose grip on the material that is our being.
"The spectator witnesses a negotiation between the will to move and the restrictions that any form of physical freedom entails in a digital society."
This research project was initiated in 2015 in collaboration with experimental composer Maarten Buyl and dramaturge Joke Heylen and with the support of Les Ballets C de la B, Gent (Gent, Be.), C-TAKT (Dommelhof, Be.), Tipperary Dance Platform, Tipperary (Ireland),Fondazione Antonio Ratti (Como, It.).
Belgium: Nov. 24 // MUTE festival, organized by post-human, Gent.
Netherlands: Dec. 14-15 // Winter Seasoning, curated by United C., Eindhoven.
Spain: May 29 - June 01 // ACT festival, Bilbao.