- My work approaches the human being in its global nature. The body and the voice constitute the ropes of the same instrument, two supports for the expression of the same imagination. That is why, the visual and melodic aspect appears simultaneously in my work. The movement calligraphies the space and its relation with the voice can be linear or brutally contradictory. Working with the voice means not only singing and sounding but also revealing all the poetry released by the metaphoric power of the words. My pieces can be structured or totally improvised. Improvisation is for me the unexpected of a movement or a poem. To discover the moment and the illogical logic of the imagination.-
"Instant Composition is the art of composing in the moment. In contrast to a set choreography where the process of decision making happens by developing and polishing the material for many weeks in the studio, an improvised piece demands a different way of working: Here the dancer has to create, compose and perform all at the same time in the performing situation on stage.
An instant composition can be completely open, or be predefined by developing a common language between the performers, or by agreeing on a score. But every time the piece is performed in a very new way.
Photo: Eric Clément Demange
Instant Composition as a way of performing asks of the dancer a specific presence and availability, as well as a high degree of commitment and responsibility. The performer's body and mind need to be specifically tuned for perception, imagination, intuition, inhibition and action. At the same time one must be able to constantly read and respond to one's body, the other dancers and the composition itself, including all its different layers. These seemingly elusive qualities are actually skills that can be learned through specific training and practice." Bettina Neuhaus.
Photo: Eric clément demange
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