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Final Performances Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of our Finals! Performances of our Graduating Students: Barbara Lehtna, Emily Welther and Irina Baldini

Final Performances Day 1
Final Performances Day 1

Time & Location

17 May 2021, 17:00

Arnhem, Onderlangs 9, 6812 CE Arnhem, Netherlands

About the Event

"KEEPERS OF ME" by Barbara Lehtna || Theatre 1|| 17:00

KEEPERS OF ME is a live theatre performance that examines how the act of witnessing can become an act of love. The audience members are invited to actively engage in probing intercultural understandings of gender, prejudice, and the fear of failure, while different narratives of what it means to have a gendered body are explored.

Research Supervisor : Dr João da Silva

External Mentor : Dr Konstantina Georgelou


"BETWEEN A KICK AND A CUDDLE" by Irina Baldini || Theatre 1 || 18:00

This performance is the result of the deployment of a fluid-methodology developed through my research.

It revolves around the embodiment of tasks leading up to psycho-physical states of doubt and confusion. The methodology, namely ATE, acronym for Accountable Temporary Expedients (tasks constituting the methodology) is a generative tool within the choreographic process. Its performance is an opportunity for the dancers to share their explorations of the tasks in real time, around an audience.

The outcome is one possible output based on the application of a selected number of ATE, as part of the ongoing development of the fluid-methodology. Audience can expect to witness a composition of ATE in space and time, as three dancers engage in a dialogue between movement, thought and speech, taking decisions of their own, responding or provoking the other dancers to change how they approach the tasks. This can generate a presence that is at times poised, at others frantic, interrupted or even stuck: torn between a kick and a cuddle.

Research Assistant : Simona Piras

Performers : Artémise Ploegaerts, Tashi Iwaoka, Irina Baldini

Research Supervisor : Daz Disley

External Mentors : Verena Stenke, Andrea Pagnes


"LANDSCAPE OF LIVENESS" by Emily Welther || Theatre 1 || 19:00

“Landscape of Liveness” is a multimodal performance that explores touch between human and plant bodies through zoomed-in videos and amplified sounds, considering each body not as separate wholes, but as splintered, re-enmesh-able, and touching parts. 

Delving within and exposing these locations of intra-section, this performance creates a visible-sound-scape of vibrations and images, breaking up the concepts of nature and culture, analogue and digital, live performance and documentation. The story fractures into a re/imagining of liveness as the physical and imagined encounters between human and plants, both in natural landscapes and in the live performance space.

The story fragments into stor(ies) of the miniscule movements of spine and stem; of touching all in- and out-sides; of invisible, inaudible, imperceptible impressions; of reverberating remains; of grasps (of grass) remaining. 

Research Supervisor : Daz Disley

External Mentor : Sol Rezza

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