Eleanor Bauer: A lot of moving parts
Choreographer Eleanor Bauer works with the frictions, collisions, translations, love affairs, and gaps between dance and language. Bauer presents the U.S. premiere of A lot of moving parts, her first solo work since the acclaimed (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS), created in 2009 and last performed in New York in 2012. This will be the first time she has performed at Danspace Project since 2005, when she made a splash with her solo ELEANOR!
With A lot of moving parts Bauer questions the place of writing within a bodily practice often derived from oral transmissions. She has assembled years of dance practices, scores, and writings into what she calls “a long-exposure portrait” of how dance thinks through her and how she thinks through dance.
Writes Bauer, “In Swedish, to feel and to know are the same verb: coincidence, or poetic justice? A lot of moving parts dwells in the untranslatable, absorbent, inclusive, non-hierarchical, protean, mercurial, and expansive nature of embodied thought in movement, by getting intimate with uncertainty, making the invisible visible, knitting sense with the senses, attending to the minor and peripheral intuitions, and knowing by feeling.”
Concept, choreography, text, and performance: Eleanor Bauer
Costumes: Sofie Durnez
Lighting: Carol Mullins
Production: GoodMove vzw
This performance runs approximately 75 minutes