How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? Can we change how we see others?
»The Way You Look (at me) Tonight« is a social sculpture – a sensory journey, for two performers and the audience. Dancing, singing, telling stories, and asking questions, UK artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world. In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, they created a duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other – as a man and a woman of different ages, bodies and backgrounds. The audience, too, will be requested to experiment with their own perception.
Created and performed by: Claire Cunningham, Jess Curtis Philosophical consultation: Alva Noë Video Design: Yoann Trellu Composed by: Matthias Herrmann Dramaturgy: Luke Pell Costumes and set: Michiel Keuper Set assistance: Saskia Schoenmaker Lighting Design: Chris Copland Co-production: Jess Curtis / Gravity, Claire Cunningham Made possible by: Unlimited - funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012; The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with support from The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts; Fonds Darstellende Künste - co-financing fund of the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery | Cultural Affairs Co-commissioned by: Tramway Glasgow Supported by: The Place London, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, British Council
German sign language interpreted performance
Pre-performance Touch Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors available.
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