L’état des choses
“My body, in-fact is always elsewhere, it is tied to all the elsewheres of the world. And to tell the truth, it is elsewhere than in the world.”
L’état des choses is a work that observes our daily habits and the complexity to communicate, and takes inspiration from The utopian body, an essay by Michel Foucault, created and performed by the two dancers and choreographers Avi Kaiser and Sergio Antonino.
The center of the piece is a body that expresses, speaks and moves; and tries to figure it’s place.
“The body is the zero point of the world. There where paths and spaces come to meet, the body is nowhere.”
Are we at the starting or the final step in a trajectory made of emotional and material landscape? Where is the zero-point located on this road?
The impossibility to leave one’s own body, (Foucault), obliges the two performers to be each other’s reflection and creates an arena of humorous and conflictual situations. Passing through moments of hilarious absurdity and fragile delicacy, they share with the audience “a piece of” their physical and emotional life.
The music, like a third partner, creates a rich humus in constant change, through the flavors of the classic and the contemporary.