Assistant to the Choreographer in Korzo Theater, den Haag (NL)
fragile_the solo (2008/2009) is a dance solo performed in/with an installation made out of thin transparent thread. Subject of this piece are the performance states and evolving images making a dancer being or look fragile. The exposed performer experiences a transformation from the inside out. It is an explorative journey where the dancer has to deal with the unpredictability of the material. The installation stands as a metaphor of something which both supports and restricts. A safe place and a cage at the same time. It also stands for mental borders human beings have and the struggle to overcome them. The audience is invited to have a closer look at the created intimacy which eventually evokes various associations and images.
fragile is suitable for small theatre spaces as well as for exhibition/gallery spaces. Length: approx. 30 minutes
fragile_the solo has been created at and supported by the “summerstudios” of Rosas/Parts (Brussels), Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart) and Korzo theatre (Den Hague). Many thanks to the people who came to the open rehearsals sharing their thoughts and questions.
concept, choreography, dance and installation: Eva Baumann
assistant choreographer: Cristina Planas Leitao
artistic advice: Doris Schopf