15-16 MAY 2019
Eleanor Bauer (SWE) A lot of moving parts
In Swedish, to feel and to know are the same verb: coincidence, or poetic justice?
Biljetter & info
Stage: Small stage
Running time: 1 hr 40 mins (no interval)
In A lot of moving parts, choreographer Eleanor Bauer prods at the Greek etymology of her own discipline: khoreía “circular dance” and graph “writing” to locate the fragile place of writing in the embodied practices and mostly oral traditions of dance. A lot of moving parts embraces the particularity of dance-thought as synthetic, complex, change-oriented, fantastical, and multi-faceted.
Eleanor Bauer works with the frictions, collisions, translations, love affairs and gaps between dance and language in her choreographic search for “the simplest containers in which the complexity of dance can thrive.”
In Swedish, to feel and to know are the same verb: coincidence, or poetic justice? A lot of moving parts dwells in the untranslatable, sensual, absorbent, expansive, non-linear, protean, and mercurial nature of embodied thought, by getting intimate with uncertainty, making the invisible visible, knitting sense with the senses, attending to the minor and peripheral intuitions, and knowing by feeling.
Bauer and her collaborators create a porous and open context in which the audience can feel their way through the performance with all of their senses. Bauer’s body appears and disappears in a landscape of modular matter, light, and sound, continuously reconfiguring the physical, imaginary, and symbolic space of the performance.
Concept, choreography, text, and performance
Sofie Durnez & Eleanor Bauer
The clarinet quartet WATT and their music was originally initiated and developed by
Jean Dousteyssier, Jean-Brice Godet, Antonin-Tri Hoang ochJulien Pontvianne
With the support of:
Lafayette Anticipations — Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette (Paris), Danspace Project 2018-19 Commissioning
Initiative with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (New York), and SKH Stockholm University of the Arts.
Eleanor Bauer is a performer and choreographer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music. Her work is a profound synthesis of physical, conceptual, affective, emotional, formal, and aesthetic understandings. From talk shows to evening-length ensemble pieces, her versatile works range in scale, media, and genre, traversing different methods and categories of performance. Her solos ELEANOR! from 2005 and (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) from 2009 exemplify the humor, witt, and sensuality that mark her work.
Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bauer studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, holds a BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, completed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, and is currently a PhD candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. She has been producing her pieces via GoodMove vzw in Brussels since 2007 and was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016. She continues to teach, write, lecture, and organize contexts for exchange of knowledge in the arts, including her after talk format PROTO TALKS.
Bauer has collaborated with musician and composer Chris Peck since 2003, creating several works together over the years. Bauer has worked as a performer with, among others, choreographers Xavier Le, Trisha Brown, Boris Charmatz / musée de la danse , Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, David Zambrano, Mette Ingvartsen and Veli Lehtovaara. She has collaborated as a choreographer and performer with visual artists Matthew Barney and Emily Roysdon. She has also performed with music groups like The Knife and Arjan Miranda.
In 2018, Bauer choreographed a new piece with Cullbergballeten and Yung Lean called NEAR.