The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a 60 min solo dance-theater performance for a dancer, voice recorder, 4 audio speakers and 25 kg of walnuts

The walnuts are used as a material that has a clear definition between inside and outside. The sound is used as a material with no inside or outside. The body is a surface between the inside and the outside. During the piece a human figure, sound and walnuts will perform a series of dislocations and relocations, folding into each other in a process where sound becomes a body and a performer of its own.

The Nutschraker

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The Nutschraker

photo by Frederic Chais


Hold a needle and a thread, ask strangers to pass the thread through the needle.
This action is to be performed in places of transition: trains, bridges, boats, waiting rooms, crossroads, airports, foreign countries etc.


Gold Meat

I am searching to reveal the characteristics, mechanisms, specificities of the self, to distil it and negate it, to understand what it is. I am playing a game with my perceptions, bodily sensations, emotional states, memories, acts and thoughts in order to measure how much my self is conditioned by them, to see what else can exist out of what I know as me. It is a ping-pong game with the self : sending it away , receiving it back: feeling the liberation and the excitement of flying towards another body/mind reality, experiencing the alienation of loosing what is most natural and accessible, of what is my essence, catching it back and discovering that it is where it is not.

DasArts Feedback Session This work is a ping-pong game with the concept of the self.

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DasArts Feedback Session

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