These are bodies, These are emotions, This is the place
In a landscape of palpable textures the performers navigate the link between inner body and tangible object; animating the inanimate through an exploration of the senses. Skin becomes canvas, bodies become abstracted, glimpses of the recognizable are sometimes present, and the byproduct of contact with the outer environment is an acoustic/rhythmic transmission of the sensuous.
Letting be, being with, and sensing the profundity of silence allows the performers to refer unobtrusively to the complexities of human relationships.
Within the confines of the 8 by 5 meter choreographic architecture Souvenir, the audience is a vital part of the shifting landscape. Alternating between lounging, sitting, and standing, the audience is shaped by the choreography.
Performed and created by: Benoît Lachambre, Rachel Tess (ca. 50 min.)
The work is produced by Rachel Tess Dance (Oregon, United States) with support from Par B.L.eux (Montreal, Canada). It was developed during a one‐month residency at Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC) in Skåne, Sweden with support from Skåne Region, Simrishamn’s Kommun, and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. It was performed at MARC (Kivik) and Wanås Konst (Knislinge) in 2014, and at the River to River Festival on Governor’s Island in Fort Jay in 2015.