Format: Contemporary dance performance with live sound and video installation
Duration: 53 minutes
Elision is a multimedia dance performance that explores the experience of living on the margins of a society built on systemic oppression. As marginalized individuals, we often find ourselves disconnected from our physical and emotional needs in order to perform in a cis, hetero, white, classist world. But in Elision, we see the process of merging real feeling, lived emotions, and physical experiences back into the performative body.
Drawing on the linguistic concept of elision, the performance reflects on the symbolic removal of internalized oppression that affects our sense of self. Through this intricate exploration, performers develop the capacity to stay emotionally engaged and reclaim a sense of wholeness and belonging within themselves. This movement of inner reconnection is a powerful metaphor to speak about the interconnection of our ecological system, as showcased in the stunning video installation Mnemosyne that recontextualizes the performance in the contemporary discussion around the loss of our anthropocentric perspective.
Choreographed and directed by Yu Bai, Elision is a 45-minute performance featuring live sound and mesmerizing video installations by the talented Charles Ménard-Wendling. Performed by the captivating duo of Mayila Khodadin and Joy-Luna Schenk-Delgado, this performance provides an open space for minority, queer, people of color and diverse communities. It is also for anyone who appreciates the transformative power of dance and multimedia art.
Premiere and Performances: 26, 27, 28th May, 2023
Location: Hošek Contemporary
Art Direction: Yu Bai
Creative Direction: Charles Ménard-Wendling
Production: Yu Bai
Choreography: Yu Bai, Mayila Khodadin
Performers: Mayila Khodadin, Joy-Luna Schenk-Delgado
Video: Charles Ménard-Wendling
Costume: Yu Bai
Music: Joy-Luna Schenk-Delgado
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