A meditation on social choreography
I dance, therefore I talk is a series of what Gertrude Stein called meditations; rumination on social choreography in which the intent is to enjoy, savor, and dance with the music of your ideas and what they spark inside you.
A performer stands in front of an audience and talks and dances. It is part lecture, part demonstration, and part mental pirouette on the state of dance and performance concerning politics. Not a lot is happening. The audience is invited to listen, to watch, to ‘dance’ motionless in their seats. The performer is moving from one talk to another, from one style of dance to another, and from one topic to another. The connection is associative and loosely historical. It is a personal take on social choreography with very little attempt to put it in an academic context. It is, in the most simple intention, a dance of body and words.
Performer: Stephanie Cumming
Written and directed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga
Tanzquartier Wien/ Feb 7 – 8, 2014 and Tanzwerkstatt Munich, Aug 4, 2014