Choreography, performance, costume and set design: Meryem Alaoui
Lighting design: Hugo Dalphon
Sound recording: Jonathan Adjemian and Christopher Willes
Text: Meryem Alaoui and Christopher Willes
Production: Tangente Laboratoire de mouvements contemporains
Creation residency: Dancemakers Centre for Creation

Video recording and teaser: Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Performance filmed at the Wilder in Montreal // March 2017

 

 

Sand Body started with questions regarding the body in relation to objecthood: How does an object perform its object status? Does the body that prefers stillness indulge a different way of seeing, one that traces and troubles the boundaries between objects and living beings? Does slowness, the quality of proceeding at a reduced pace, have an ancestral wisdom, or futuristic optimism to offer us now? What kind of beautiful vibrancy can the body that is slow illuminate?

In Sand Body, a disembodied voice gives directions. Who is being directed? Who is directing? What sort of implied agency does this voice carry with it and perhaps offer to those hearing it

 

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Photography by Alejandro Santiago from performances at Summerworks Festival // August 2015