Space Choreography

We call our works Space Choreographies. By “space” we understand a flowing, dynamic field of forces, which differs from the idea of an existing container that first has to be filled with content. For us, “choreography” is the movement of space itself, all its elements and references.

Space Choreography is neither installation nor staging. It takes place in constellations, in the flow of a spatial event through living bodies, dancers and spectators, their movements, sounds, voices and through objects, images, videos. It is an interplay of different elements and qualities, the movements, pulsations and rhythms that pass through the participants and unfold between them.

In Space Choreography there is no one-sided frontal juxtaposition of stage and auditorium, but a flowing overall environment. The audience is part of an area, the Space Chorus its moment of motion. It is at the same time protagonist, place and action of a Space Choreography and brings forth both stage and auditorium. Depending on how it moves, it enables the path and position of the audience in the landscape it opens up. Like the old word chorós, the Space Chorus is not clearly assignable, meaning both the people involved and their place, the dance circle, something that is at the same time and between body and space. This makes it alien, inviting a kind of “double vision” or “double experience”. The Space Chorus transforms the status and the way of reception, visitors experience not only the What? but also the How? and Where? of their own reception.

Space Choreography is neither clearly performing nor visual art. It differs from a stage set in that it is not the frame in which an action takes place; it differs from the room installation in that it is not about exhibiting a room, but rather that the room performs, flows, acts – is happening. The spatial event is directed at nothing, makes no statement, is a physical experience of emergence in the here and now.

Space Choreography is artistic experience also in the sense of reception. In every Space Choreographic work, there are other ways of participating, watching, listening, each of which produces its own contexts. The audience is an essential part of the constellation, it is co-choreographed as part of a space-as-event.