A collaboration of Daniel Linehan (choreographer), Stefan Prins (composer) and Klangforum Wien. 7 dancers, 10 musicians and a conductor, live-video and live-electronics.
Working in close collaboration, composer Stefan Prins and choreographer Daniel Linehan create a hybrid music-dance performance concerned with the themes and paradoxes contained in the idea of “private matters”. What becomes of the value of privacy in a world of increasing surveillance and increasing public oversharing on social media platforms? And what becomes of our participation in public life, as it starts to include more virtual connections, so that geographic proximity plays an ever smaller role in our idea of a community? Is the world really becoming more transparent, or isn’t there always something private/hidden/internal that can’t be fully exposed to the public’s eyes and ears?
Including a collaboration with 7 dancers, 10 musicians and a conductor of the renowned music ensemble Klangforum Wien, Third Space triggers these questions.
Linehan and Prins create a “third space” which cannot easily be categorized according to conventional binaries: a space that not entirely real and not entirely virtual, but instead it occupies a territory in between the two. Blurring the distinction between music and dance, they consider bodies, spatial configurations and gestures of the conductor and musicians as part of the choreography, and the sounds made by dancers’ movements as part of the musical composition.
Structured like a loop that happens twice, Third Space plays with the audience’s perspective and perception. In each iteration, the audience will be privy to an entirely different set of information through the mediation of broadcasted video, audio, and live performance. Issues of the power of the mediated image arise. Who or what is in control? Who or what is driving the performance?
Concept Daniel Linehan & Stefan Prins
Choreography Daniel Linehan
Composition & sound Stefan Prins
Dance Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Renan Martins, Anne Pajunen, Victor Pérez Armero, Alexander Standard, Louise Tanoto & Katie Vickers.
Live music Klangforum Wien (viola, double bass, e-gtr, accordion, sax, clar, tpt, trombone, percussion, keyboard)
Conductor Bas Wiegers
Dramaturgy Alain Franco
Costume design Frédérick Denis
Lighting design Ralf Nonn
Video engineer Damien Petitot
Sound processing Florian Bogner
Sound engineer Peter Böhm
Production: Hiatus (Brussels, BE) in collaboration with Klangforum Wien (AT)
Coproducers: Münchener Biennale – Festival für Neues Musiktheater 2018 (DE), deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp, BE) and others tbc.