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Refiguring theatrical space through the metaphorical lens of a ball, Estonian choreographer Nele Suisalu and her French “dancing partner” Florent Hamon enquire into the dynamics of sociability and explore the dramaturgy of face-to-face interactions. Transforming the theatrical encounter to a cozy and intimate one through their improvised performance, they reveal not only the discursive but also the embodied dimensions of communication. They delve into the desires, expectations and wishes of the audience in order to investigate the collective “artifice” we invest in.

 Text by Gurur Ertem / iDANS / Istanbul / Turkey

 

Ball is the first cooperation between two young choreographers and performers Nele Suisalu from Tartu (Estonia) and Florent Hamon from Toulouse (France)