The Blanket Dance
by Jefta van Dinther, Frédéric Gies, and DD Dorvillier
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. — Oscar Wilde
We’ve made this dance for you to see it. As we make our rounds along the periphery of the space nothing is left untouched. The lights, our bodies, the sound, you, the objects, are all mutually affected. The Blanket Dance addresses a proliferating curiosity about touch, and about how form itself can be content. We see how the reach of touching produces a movement, and how this movement reveals unexpected affinities, images, and meanings. In The Blanket Dance touch behaves and misbehaves, in making sense and non-sense. We see how it animates the inanimate and turns the most concrete things into the softest of matters.
Choreography and Dance: Frédéric Gies, Jefta van Dinther and DD Dorvillier | Music and Sound Score: Jonathan Bepler and Daniel Jenatsch | Lighting Design: Minna Tiikkainen | Technical Director: Ruth Waldeyer | Production Management: Christian Modersbach
The Blanket Dance is a production by Frédéric Gies, Jefta van Dinther / Sure Basic and DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps | Co-produced by Frascati Productions / Amsterdam, HAU / Berlin, Tanzquartier / Wien | Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds / Berlin | Residence at CNDC / Angers | With the support of fabrik / Potsdam – Tanzplan Potsdam: Artists-in-Residence
Thanks to Robert Steijn, Kristine Slettevold, Naiara Mendioroz Azkarate, Sabine Prokhoris, Simon Hecquet and Ulrike Melzwig.