Dance performance

Dance performance

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 About the celebration of the space around and the darkness of the space within.

Trypa explores the territory in the edge of abstract formalism and expressive dance. It is a research on the material body that can at the same time be meaningful and re-discover its human qualities. Borrowing elements from Impressionism, Butoh and Gothic, the intention is to build a hypnotic visual endless and incorporate an ambiguous imagery in order to create multiple levels of interpretation.


The piece is structured upon the repetition of moving patterns that use space sometimes as content and sometimes as a container. The almost obsessive repetition starts gradually to unfold the deterministic potential of the movement; Movement reaches its peak with repetition and it’s only then that can start to get metamorphosed.


Trypa unfolds upon a set moving material with semi-improvisational structure. Within this context, the performers are asked to experiment with the development of relations of uniformity, coexistence and independence. The mathematical deconstruction of the repetitive parts of the piece in its moving bits highlights the space’s transformation. Moreover, it cultivates performer’s openness to the space while challenging the maintenance of internal awareness. Also, by emphasizing on spatiality and geometrical relationships heightens audience’s responsiveness to the space.


The use of multiple perspectives and travelling raises questions about the number of sub-spaces can a space enclose and the way a continuous change of the space consciousness both for audience and performers creates a tricky sensorial eternal. The viewers are invited to invest the piece with their own individual references and discover their own meaningful fragments. Thus, the abstract is being transformed to a symbolic, visual and kinesthetic poetry.


With its dreamlike aura, Trypa becomes a journey to the internal landscape that comes into presence in the three-dimensional, temporal space.

Photos by Julia Frost, Rick Medlock