»The group’s body is made out of many. We exercise practices that have the potential to unite instead of individualize. We understand these practices as a relationship to oneself and to one another, as a pathway. These practices are biological ones, cellular ones, energetic ones.« Isabelle Schad
In ›Collective Jumps‹ Isabelle Schad, in collaboration with artist Laurent Goldring, investigates the utopia of community building in dance. A bodily formation evolves from a group of 16 dancers, fluctuating between form-creation and freedom. In a fluid process, a rhythm develops from the movements of the individual bodies, the limbs of the dancers enclose, connect to and encircle each other like a single organism. Can the production of this infinite, united, monstrous body represent a setting for cultural opposition? ›Collective Jumps‹ adopts elements from folk dances and separates the movement material from its original context. Concentration and variation of familiar movements leads to an hypnotic current of continual overlappings, in which the boundaries and hierarchical relations between bodies are dissolved, without thereby dissipating the subjectivity of the individual.
Project initiator: Isabelle Schad Concept, choreography: Isabelle Schad, Laurent Goldring Performance, Dance: Juan Corres Benito, Frederike Doffin, Naïma Ferré, Jasmin Ihrac, Przemyslaw Kaminski, Roni Katz, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Inna Krasnoper, Manuel Lindner, Jan Lorys, Dorota Michalak, Julia Rodriguez, Claudia Tomasi, Nir Vidan, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Natalia Wilk Sound: Damir Simunovic Light, technical management: Emma Juliard Production manager: Heiko Schramm Production: Isabelle Schad Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) Supported by funds from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe In co-operation with: Goethe-Institut Warsaw, Art Stations Foundation Poznan, HZT Berlin Supported by: Wiesen55 e. V. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund Dance, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Länder