Everything brings us back to the body
Joeri Thiry


Everything brings us back to the body

“Everything brings us back to the body” is a research project by choreographer and dancer Ehsan Hemat with dramaturg and critic Yasen Vasilev and musician Andres Navaro García, towards the creation of a solo for a human body and an 18-kilo brass sheet.

It starts from the understanding that the current regime of overproduction and oversaturation of images and information is making us numb and detached from our own bodies, and focuses on the production of reflection and sound through the interaction of the living body and non-living object.

The previous step of the research at DansiT was about making labour visible and addressing working conditions both in independent dance making and in a global supply chain that makes the mining, extraction, production, purchase, and delivery of the brass sheet for the purposes of this performance possible.

During the residency at WPZimmer they will experiment with composition and organisation of the material. This two-week residency is the finalising step of their research and comes after residencies at Co-laBo, STUK, workspacebrussels, KC Nona and DansiT, and a presentation at Winternights Maastricht.