Barely Imaginable Being (2015-2016)

Barely Imaginable Being is a solo for the nervous-system, a saturating solo dance performance. The project stems from a one year artistic research that looks into the (dis)embodiment of movement through the use of a randomly produced auditory score that announces the movement for the dance performer. Throughout the performance the score accumulates and becomes a sound landscape, the result is an unscrewing of the relation between the dance and its choreography, between the dance and the performer, between what one hears a body do and what one sees a body dance.


Concept & Performance: Klaas freek Devos
Dramaturgy: Joke Heylen
Score recordings: Maarten Buyl
Sound: Fanz Liszt, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca - Apr├Ęs une lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata) (1856).
Written text passages inspired by Witold Gommrovicz, Ferdydurke (1937).
With the support of Les Ballets C de la B, Gent (Be.) / TAKT, Neerpelt (Be.) / Tipperary Dance Platform, Tipperary (Ire.) / Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como (It.)