‘The Body and the Other’ is a dance performance/choreographic installation about the multiple body as a physical, digital and hybrid in-between corporeality placed in a mixed reality topology. Through an experimental scenography involving projection, motion tracking and the use of surfaces and materials that follow their own potential of movement, the aim is to unfold a performance as an unpredictable and unprescribed living entity with autonomous choreographic dramaturgy. While revealing what escapes from technology, ‘The Body and the Other’ invites the elusive real through an interplay between tactility and emptiness, absence and presence, with the moving body as a reminder of the deep human condition.

The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Greek choreographer Eleonora Siarava (Per_Dance Choreographic Research Platform) and the Mixed Reality and Visualization Team (MIREVI) from Hochschule Düsseldorf, with participation of German and Greek dancers. The project is co-funded by the NRW KULTURsekretariat, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the state of NRW and i-Portunus project/Creative Europe.

Premier at “Temps d’ Image” Festival, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf (January 2020)