360° OR TODAY I ALMOST PUKED THE ENDOLYMPH OUT OF MY EAR CANALS

dance performance
2015 Uferstudios, Berlin

The speed of the Earth’s rotation is 465 m/sec.
The average speed of vomit is 0.33 m/sec.

Idea, choreography, dance: Irina Demina
Co-choreography, dance: Emily Jeffries
Stage design: Dragan Denda, Ivana Vukovic
Sound design: Lorenz Fischer
Light design: Catalina Fernandez

Whirling dance, ecstatic ritualistic spinning, spinning meditation, shamanic practices, folk dances (“χορεία” in Greek.„ dance in a circle“. Khorovod in Russia, Hora (Khora) in Ukraine, Romania und Moldavia, Horo in Bulgaria, Oro in Makedonia, Kolo in Bosnia, Serbia, Chroatioa, Montenegro)… Dervishes believe that by elaborate whirling one achieves closeness with god.

A hybrid form of performance investigates loop/spinning/circulation from the perspective of movement, sound and visual installation, inviting spectators to witness and experience a poetic and contemplative journey that borders with a drug trip or an exquisite nightmare. Moving bodies, granular synthesis sound technology, fusions of pictures and contradictory universes should create a mutant and saturated composition, forming a vast web of intertwined images whose energy disturbs our habitual codes of interpretation and perception.

thanks to:
Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, UDK, HfS Ernst Busch, Filmuniversität „Konrad Wolf“ Babelsberg, Ingo Reulecke, Alice Chauchat, Susanne Vincenz, Bukowski.

Photos: Roberto Duarte

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