I'm in the middle of something

I'm in the middle of something

A crossover between music and dance created by Vloeistof in cooperation with Anne Parlevliet.

premiere: Coming fall 2013. A dance piece about confrontations, moments to avoid and extremely serious attempts to reach the impossible. A diptych for four dancers, where every motive comes from a desire to either show yourself or to become invisible. This creates an idiom of dance, readable yet ambiguous.
Comprising between giving space and taking it, every human being places himself in a social context, in a unique way. Giving attention, asking attention, ignoring, avoiding, (mis)interpreting. Social media shows us the consequences of these choices everyday. More and more we are controlled by the person we want to be in the eyes of another. “I am in the middle of something” zooms in on the process of how we want to show ourselves in an age where the importance of ‘image’ seems to grow everyday.

You’re in the middle of a group of dancers. Through a clever play of dance, audience-experience and music, you have an active role as spectator as well as a fellow man. Dolby surround manipulates spaces. The way you look at the show, is –literally- the motivation for the dancers; your view, the turning of your head, it influences a complex, layered choreographic system. As the performance evolves, you sit down on the tribune and you get an overview of the force field you were just part of. A new perspective, which clearly shows us the silliness, the uselessness and the human aspect of our everyday attempts. A funny, absurd reality, with a raw edge.