for a dancer, head construction, steel wire, live electronics for 8-channel sound (variable, min. 4-channel)
Lisa Mark, Concept and Composition
Mira Studer, Dance
The body is in the center, the center moves through space. Although there is only one point of contact with the rope, one hears the totality of all parts of the body interacting. The dancer embraces the tension created by the shift in the body and space with the principle of an inverted rope dance. Instead of balancing with the feet on the taut rope, the dancer balances with the head. Unlike contemporary dance practices where movement is often perceived in relation to the floor, the movements are perceived in relation to the head. The rope is not stretched under the dancer, but above her. She dances to the sounds of the wire rope acting as a string, which she generates herself through her movements. The generated sounds are electronically processed depending on the dancer‘s position in space. Instrumentally, the dancer moves through the space like a human bridge.
Photo: Stephan Wermuth