Address: 150 Princes Street Carlton North 3054
Date: August 13, 20 & 27th
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Ticket: $25 F / $20 C / $15 DH Member
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In Witness, the dancers do not attempt to 'compose' their movement but keep their raw, immediate involvement at a level before conscious awareness can organise it: that is, at a pre-choreographic level. Once the dancers finish moving, the dancers and witnesses share and discuss their own experiences, and so reflexively draw out the qualities, affections or complications of the event. These two elements – movement score and group discussion – together constitute the performance.
The witnesses must commit to their involvement by agreeing to attend all three nights (which together constitute a single performance event). This commitment to attending three nights echoes the witness's commitment to the mover in Authentic Movement.
Witness prompts a range of questions: about what constitutes performance, about what the roles of the dancer and audience might entail, and about how a community of common interest and experience might develop through a responsive, attentive exchange between its participants.