The body is tired. That is what the German – Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han writes in his essay Fatigue Society (2012). The Yes we can! mentality of our current society creates an increasing pressure to perform. We are always busy busy busy and become alienated from ourselves and our fellow-creatures.
The body wants something. The fascination for the intrinsicality of the body is our principal motive. Now we are faced with the tired body, we feel the necessity to put up certain topics for discussion. With THE BODY IN REVOLT, we use dance to search for new correlations with ourselves (the own body) and society ( other bodies).
The body is in revolt. Our performances will visualize the revolt in different ways. Contributions of Guest Artists and Academy will deepen the concept. There is no predefined end, but a montage of impressions, storylines, points of view and research results. THE BODY IN REVOLT is the pounding heart of our organization and our window to the world.
Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten
In 2012 choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, together with their team at dance platform ICK, created Addio alla Fine or Farewell to End. It was the first production in a series with the overarching theme: ‘ The Body in Revolt’ . In anticipation of the premier, the dancers of ICK danced in front of important resistance monuments in the city.
Photography: Alwin Poiana