MICRODANZA BY ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ
Near life experience is a quest into different states of the body, states which relate to intermediary sensations. We verge on these states when we near zones which hover on the edge of existence, to which we have access in moments of fainting, during a trance, in the instant of ecstasy, or orgasm. The notion of both rapture and ravishment, of both intensely luminous sensation and the carrying off of the individual, comes close to this experience. The subject is elsewhere, carried off from her/himself, s/he is ravished.
Near life experience evokes all of this, an attempt to remove oneself from space and time. A sort of eclipse of the self, a quest through this imaginary amnios – a new expression in the space left by the body.
Near Life Experience
Choreography ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ
Music AIR (JEAN-BENOIT DUNCKEL, NICOLAS GODIN)
Dancers IVANA MASTROVITI, HÉLIAS TUR-DORVAULT
excerpt from a 2003 creation
A production FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE DELLA DANZA/ATERBALLETTO
co-production FONDAZIONE PALAZZO MAGNANI
within AN IDEAL CITY, public art project in partnership with LES HALLES DE SCHAERBEEK – BRUSSELS and GREEK NATIONAL OPERA – ATHENS, co-funded by the CREATIVE EUROPE programme of the European Union