Offroad Mountainbike

d a n s e (1)

d a n s e (1) is a fifty-minute solo journey through a large non-frontal space with five different “stations” or environments. Rosalind is concerned in this work with how the body in d a n s e is transformed over a duration of fifty minutes, in response to different textural environments and in close proximity to the public.
The piece commences with a projection on a giant screen (or wall) of the video d a n s e by Eric Pellet. Rosalind then proceeds to inhabit the space which is installed with a large open raised stage, a light box 2m x 2m lit from underneath, a place for Isabelle Ginot with her real-time writing responses to Rosalind’s dancing projected either side of her two laptops, a rock and roll scene, and the spaces in between…
These “stations” give the audience different frameworks through which to perceive the dancing. The public can move about or sit on benches placed in and around the various “stations”. Rosalind composes the dance in the presence of the spectators, working with different modes of relationship to them, …distant, direct, indirect, peripheral, in a constant state of listening.
A very personal voyage, this solo is saturated by its environment and influences it in turn. Isabelle Ginot dialogues “live” with the dance on her portable computers. Her texts – at times commentary, at times fictional responses to the dancing - are simultaneously projected on two screens (or walls) during one part of the journey. The public thus has access to multiple points of view, both in the space and by following the view of Isabelle.

In the final minutes of the piece, the space is invaded by powerful rock and roll music, which gives yet another perspective on the dance, underlining its visceral dimension.

conception and choreography
Rosalind Crisp
dance Rosalind Crisp
assistant Andrew Morrish
text and 'inside' eye Isabelle Ginot
music Jimi Hendrix ou Janis Joplin
lights and technical direction Marco Wehrspann
vidéo Eric Pellet, Le Fresnoy
stage design Rosalind Crisp et Marco Wehrspann
durée 50 minutes
création le 12 mai 2006 à la Condition Publique – Roubaix

touring ; mains d’œuvres saint-ouen, october 2006  l  taichung culture centre taiwan, november 2006  l  greenwich dance agency london, february 2007  l  biennale nationale de danse du val-de-marne, centre des bords de marne, le perreux, march 2007  l  performance space, sydney, may-june 2007  l  dancehouse, melbourne (extracts), june 2007  l  soirées, MC2, grenoble (extracts), june 2009  l  platform, zagreb, september 2009  l  zodiak, helsinki, finland, february 2010

production: association omeo dance - company rosalind crisp
coproduction: centre chorégraphique national de roubaix nord-pas de calais  l  la condition publique, roubaix  l  with the support of: direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Ile-de-france - ministère de la culture et de la communication - project grant  l  atelier de paris-carolyn carlson  l CDC - biennale nationale de danse du val de marne  l  le fresnoy, tourcoing.

pdf d a n s e (1) file for download