The Weight of Words (TWOW) is a performance-installation that exists at the meeting point of written text and the moving body. The piece takes place between a dancer, a visual artist and a poet together in a room.
As the words are projected the dancer is able to respond to them as a part of their instant movement composition. This creates a feedback loop between the text and the body that happens simultaneously. Between the dancer, the writer and the visual artist there is constant flow of words and movement. What happens when a dancer, a poet and a visual artist are involved in a simultaneous process of real time composition, editing the material that comes up between them?
Upcoming in 2016 soon to be updated:
Amsterdam Punt WG 12th-18th July 2016 Performances 16th and 17th July
Perdu Theatre, sept-oct 2016 date t.b.a.
Prague, Studio Truhlarna sept-oct 2016 dates t.b.a.
10th April 2015 Lake Studios Berlin
25th November 2015, Lacunalab Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, 10999 Berlin
26th November 2015 , Kulturraum Mainzer 7 , Mainzerstr. 7 Berlin
16th and 17th July 2016 puntWG, Amsterdam
Concept and movement: Manuela Lucia Tessi
Present and future collaborators pool:
Saara Wallraf: text, Johanna Gilje: text, movement, Renee van Marissing: text, Aude Fondard: text, Paula Montecinos: movement, Sarah Hermanutz: visuals and technique, Marcela Giesche: movement, Kristien Sonnevijlle: movement, Katerina Dietzova: movement, Emese Csornai: light design
Thanks to Tomomi Adachi, Lake Studios, Kulturraum Mainzer 7, Lacunalab