“B-floor” physical theatre company (Thailand), Julian Weber (Germany), Pawit Mahasarinand/Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Thailand), Tanzfabrik Berlin (Germany)
“Rising” analyses the phenomenon of protest from a performative, sculptural and choreographic perspective and raises questions around the construction of power in public spaces. The work manifests in a durational, non-frontal choreography with 8 dancers from Berlin and Bangkok and a musician in the spaces of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
The work uses a dramaturgy of constant rising and descending of intensities. While the dancers create ever new formations and shift location, the public might even become part of the work themselves. Without a clear political demand, the emphasis is put on the analysis of the physicality and social codes of a protest. “Rising” addresses the concept of the body as material and builds with them constantly changing structures, which become like sculptures in the context of a museum.
The dancers repeatedly change roles between demonstrators and authorities and in this way blur the boundaries between the usual dual and undifferentiated idea of two opposite groups.
Choreography, Dance & Set Design: Julian Weber | Dance: Sarut Komalittipong, Sasapin Siriwanij, Surat Kaewseekram, Beer Yingsuwannachai, Olivia McGregor, Lyllie Rouviere, Oliver Connew | Dramaturgy: Pawit Mahasarinand | Music: Kamonpat Pimsam | Production: Sasapin Siriwanij | Documentation: N.n. | Funded by: International Co-production Fund of the Goethe-Institut
This project is part of round 5 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2018.