Learning from the future - a post human dance fiction by Colette Sadler
Learning from the Future wishes to reflect on the replacement of the living body with the properties of the inanimate as well as with the virtuality of its post-human representation. The piece operates within a science-fiction-like setting inhabited by BODY A: a futuristic body which posses no self-awareness and can not distinguish between inner-intention and external impulses.
The fictionality of “BODY A“, is taken as a poetic means to speculate on a reality where ever accelerating flows of information and encoded data could dictate the manner in which bodies move and function. Such condition subverts the idea of self-agency; The performer’s body in this choreography is taken as a mere container – a channel. It can be filled and emptied. It allows information to pass through it. Learning from the Future uses movement to amplify the primitive power of bodies against the background of their dematerialization and disappearance.
Choreography: Colette SadlerPerformance: Leah MarojevicDramaturgy: Assaf Hochman
Music: Brendan DoughertyLight: Samuli LainePhotography and Video: Mikko GaestelCostume: Eyal MeistelGraphic Design: Elena Anna Rieser
Produced by Colette Sadler / Stammer Productions and Dance4 / Arts Council of England. Funded by Creative Scotland. Supported by residencies at TanzHaus Zurich and NordDance/ Bora-Bora Aarhus
Sophiensæle Berlin30th June + 1st July 2017, 8.00 pmwww.sophiensaele.com
CCA Glasgow19th + 20th August 2017, 7.30 pmwww.cca-glasgow.com
Nottingham Contemporary29th September 2017, 7.30 pmwww.nottinghamcontemporary.org
Eden Court Inverness Theatre18th October 2017, 7.30 pmwww.eden-court.co.uk
DanceLive Festival Aberdeen21st October 2017, 7 pmwww.dancelivefestival.co.uk
The British Council Showcase
20-24th August 2019 6pm