As in phenomenology, Swedish choreographer Alma Söderberg relies on her intuition and physical experience to fathom reality. Her dance practice contemplates the connection between language, voice and rhythm. Deep Etude investigates the possibilities of rhythm and more specifically polyrhythm, where different rhythms simultaneously overlap. The result is both a dance and a music piece that plays with the spectator’s eyes and ears. The interplay of voice, movement and electronic sounds by sound artist LeChat W. DeHendrik creates a complex composition in which visual perception seems inextricably linked to the auditory. While she is her own instrument, Alma Söderberg impressively explores how rhythm manifests within the body. Deep Etude is simultaneously a plea for multiple voices.
The performance is preceded by the free screening of Esta puerta, esta ventana by Spanish filmmaker Alex Reynolds, a short film with dancer Alma Söderberg and musician Nilo Galego. 19:15 in Cinema ZED STUK.
Creditsby & with alma söderberg | sound lechat w. dehendrik | dramaturgy igor dobricic | light design pol matthé | artistic advice anja röttgerkamp | production manyone | co-production kunstenfestivaldesarts, buda, pact zollverein, riksteatern, vooruit | supported by swedish arts council (kuturrådet) | residencies stuk - house for dance, image & sound, buda kunstencentrum, kunstenwerkplaats de pianofabriek, tanzfabrik, charleroi danse/raffinerie, beursschouwburg | the artist is supported by apap – performing europe 2020, gecofinancierd door het creative europe programma van de europese unie