UN/DRESS Moving Painting
Masako Matsushita’s solo is an enquiry into the role of feminine clothing and the body in modern society. Focusing on “cloth migration”, she describes a natural way of dressing and undressing. Strongly present and at the same time absent, the body is the central point of unification, an isthmus which connects and amplifies horizons indicating a crossover. UN/DRESS is a metaphorical performance arising from the fusion of body and object within a moving painting.
Seduced by the belief that a fierce strongman is all we need to get things done and save the world, choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess takes us on her journey of becoming a warrior. Within a distorted and yet soft soundscape emerges a profoundly poetic image of human fragility and inner disruption. A dancing body caught in a perpetual struggle with its emotions.
My enemy is my fear
And it takes my breath away
So I call to fight with love, open up my heart
I call you to fight with love, open up your heart