What happens when we improvise together, is it possible to imagine and fantasise together?
With a group of 10 dancers and musicians Devos investigated what happens when we solo simultaneously. This research through composition is not about controlling, winning or gaining the other but rather about the pure play of desire without end. Can We Dance Together (2016) developed the notion flirting as an interdisciplinary technics for performers. In collaboration with Liza Baliasnaja, Stefan Govaart, Patrik Keleman, Azahara Ubera Biedma, Talia de Vries, and Ensemble Fractales, Supported by P.A.R.T.S., Brussels.
“Flirting is purpose-ness without purpose, the turning of doubt and ambiguity into suspension, to create possibilities of transgression, a disinterested pleasure, simultaneous consent and refusal, a turning toward whilst turning away, being busy with peripheral things, a playful immersion, a silent pact, the power of not deciding, an indirect or shared obsessions, the desire to extend the present moment. Flirting is what is already in play, a form of being passive and active at the same time, making no necessary connection between the performance and the attitude, a gesture of the grasp that intensifies reality, meaning something that is incoherent, to touch a thing in passing, sterile pleasure, a copy, the connection between excitement and uncertainty, …”
The research was integrated in the performance ALMOSTEVERYTHINGHAPPENS (2016).