THE LISTENERS by Cullberg & Alma Söderberg
7 & 8 February, Pact Zollverein, Essen (DE)
13 & 14 February, Dansstationen, Malmö (SE)
28 & 29 February, Hellerau, Europaeisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden (DE)
In this first collaboration between Cullberg and Alma Söderberg, eight dancers use voice, rhythm and movement to explore the relation between listening and moving. In a performance that could be a concert in the sense that it mainly invokes listening, the space and the bodies are played as instruments. The dance becomes a tool to describe what one hears, and the sounding becomes a tool to describe what one sees. Sounds and movements create knots and entanglements that feedback off each other and that produces a situation where the skill of paying attention is practiced on all sides, on that of the performer-listener and on that of the audience-listener.