TUMULT

11. - 24. april 2015 | Dansehallerne |

5 HEARTS IN POLITIKEN:
"Radical and committed work" (...) "No one escapes the collective power of TUMULT once it is launched."

5 STARS IN BERLINGSKE:
"a strong work"
"It is impressive how the choreographer TIna Tarpgaard can continue to explore new areas of dance, and always does it with very great commitment"

Last year choreographer Tina Tarpgaard pulled the plug and let half the Reumert-nominated ON / VOLT take place in darkness. With TUMULT she focuses on what happens between the dancers - not on the dancers them selves.

TUMULT deals with what happens when bodies engage in an interdependant act of negotiating and balancing weight, strength and the ongoing construction in the performance space. As the audience you're on stage – seated inside to the scenography so close to the dancers, that you feel their movements and a room in turmoil vibrate in your own body.

Tina Tarpgaard is one of the most consistent and radical choreographers in the Danish dance environment. She insists that dancing is a kinesthetic experience - that is our sensory experience of movement. Even if the starting point for her performances often are very specific. For TUMULT it was Tina Tarpgaards experience of demonstrations during the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, which she witnessed. The texts by Judith Butler around the same events, became a great inspiration for the thought and creation process behind TUMULT:

No one body establishes the space of appearance, but this action, this performative exercise happens only “between” bodies, in a space that constitutes the gap between my own body and another’s. In this way, my body does not act alone, when it acts politically. Indeed, the action emerged from the “between.”

(…) the alliance is not reducible to individuals, and it is not individuals who act. The second is that action in alliance happens precisely between those who participate, and this is not an ideal or empty space – it is the space of support itself – of durable and liveable material environments and of interdependency among living beings.

Judith Butler: Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street, 2011

 
TUMULT is driven by the kinaesthetic energy in the dancers' movements. They create space when they attach a several meter long stretch fabric to themselves, each other and to a simple metal construction which both dancers and audience are seated in. The movement is not limited to the dancers, but spreads to the entire room and into the audience's bodies when the dancers put their forces in. As in demonstrations, the focus of the performance is not on the individual body, but on the collective motion - of what occurs in the collective of moving together.
 
In TUMULT movements can thus be seen and felt, but they can also be heard. Mathias Friis-Hansen has created a soundtrack in which the specific sound of the carabiners, as the dancers fix them to the metal construction, is amplified to generate resonance in the rhythmic universe of the composition.

Premier 11th April 2015, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen Denmark
Duration: 50 min.
Maximum audience capacity per performance: 60
Can be installed in non theatre spaces (f.ex. an art gallary, industiral hall)

CREDITS
Dancers: Siri Wolthoorn, Demian Haller, Jonas Örknér, Asher Lev

Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard

Composer: Mathias Friis-Hansen

Set Designer: Johan Kølkjær

Lighting Designer: Andreas Buhl

Costume Designer: Inbal Lieblich

Visual Artist: Johan Bichel Lindegaard



recoil performance group was awarded the Reumert Award for Dance Performance of the year in 2012 and 2010 with respectively LIVING ROOM and FROST. In 2014, ON/VOLT was nominated in the same category.



TUMULT is kindly supported by Statens Kunstråd, Statens Kunstfonds Legatudvalg for Musik, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Bikubenfonden, Augustinus Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Koda-Dramatik og Københavns Scenekunstudvalg.

TUMULT
et rum i oprør og kroppe i alliance

MÆRK VIBRATIONERNE I DIN EGEN KROP
Som publikum er du med på scenen – forbundet til scenografien og danserne, så du mærker deres bevægelser og et rum i oprør vibrere i din egen krop.

EN AF DE MEST KONSEKVENTE OG RADIKALE KOREOGRAFER I DET DANSKE DANSEMILJØ
Tina Tarpgaard er en af de mest konsekvente og radikale koreografer i det danske dansemiljø. Hun insisterer på, at dans er en kinæstetisk oplevelse – det vil sige vores sanselige oplevelse af bevægelse. Også selvom udgangspunktet for hendes forestillinger oftest er meget konkret. For TUMULT er afsættet Tina Tarpgaards oplevelse af demonstrationerne under Det Arabiske Forår og Occupy Wall Street, som hun selv var vidne til.

BEVÆGELSERNE SKABER RUMMET
I TUMULT viser det kinæstetiske sig i dansernes bevægelser. De skaber rummet, når de fæstner et flere meter langt strækbart stof til sig selv, hinanden og til en enkel metal-konstruktion, som både dansere og publikum befinder sig i. Bevægelsen stopper altså ikke hos danserne, men forplanter sig til hele rummet ud i publikums kroppe, når danserne lægger kræfterne i. Som i demonstrationer er forestillingens fokus ikke på den enkelte danser, men på den kollektive bevægelse – på det, der opstår i samarbejdet.

DU KAN HØRE BEVÆGELSEN
I TUMULT kan bevægelserne altså ses og mærkes, men de kan også høres. Mathias Friis-Hansen har skabt en lydside, hvor den konkrete lyd af de karabinhager, som danserne hægter fast til scenografiens metalkonstruktion, forstærkes og skaber klangbund i forestillingens potente, rytmiske univers.

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CREDITS
Medvirkende: Siri Wolthoorn, Demian Haller, Jonas Örknér, Asher Lev
Koreograf: Tina Tarpgaard
Komponist: Mathias Friis-Hansen
Scenograf: Johan Kølkjær
Lysdesigner: Andreas Buhl
Kostumedesigner: Inbal Lieblich
Visuel kunstner: Johan Bichel Lindegaard
Dramaturg: Inge Tarpgaard

recoil performance group er Reumertbelønnet i 2012 og 2010 for Årets Danseforestilling med henholdsvis LIVING ROOM og FROST. I 2014 blev ON/VOLT nomineret i samme kategori.

Forestillingen gennemføres med støtte fra Statens Kunstråds Scenekunstudvalg og Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.

Photos: Søren Meisner / http://rfnt.dk/