It is happening (between you and me)
Sybrig Dokter has met with the audience in Acik Studyo in 15th
of September in 2017 with some pieces from her new work It is Happening Between You and Me, a presentation of her previous works and an artist talk about the current situation of contemporary dance after two weeks residency. To research and perform a body that is immersed in what is in proximity; gestures, heartbeats and outgrowths of bodily functions, accelerating blood circulation, production of fluids. An empathic body that catches things and passes them on. A work that aims to both create a body that both produces movement, text and light and becomes obscured by blackness. It is happening (between you and me) arose by an interest in empathy, morals and their manifesting physicality. Bodies that are permeated by the presence of others, observed postures and gestures, that are immersed in conscious and sub- conscious physical observations. Mirror neurons play a role in the recognition of the other and the possibility of being connected ‘wirelessly’ with others, feeling what they feel or is it feeling what I would feel in a similar situation? It is happening (between you and me) is a performance where the body gives rise to the uttering of a fragmentary text and in turn the spoken text calls out a specific body. The text was written through a physical practice as well as inspired by found texts in writings about the body. The space is formed
by the sound and projections created by Hungarian artist Kristóf Szabó.
Text and concept: Sybrig Dokter – Projection and music: Kristóf Szabó – Photography: Nadja Voorham – Created during residencies at AQB Budapest, Açık Stüdyo, Izmir, Weld and the Artists Grants Committee International program. Supported by the Artists Grant Committee, the Artists Grants Committee International Dance Program, ProProgressione (Hungary).
Sybrig Dokter(SE) is a choreographer and performer in the field of contemporary dance, visual arts and contemporary theatre. Sybrig was educated at Codarts, Rotterdam. After moving to Stockholm 1995 she initiated international projects in Eastern European countries and founded Lava-Dansproduktion with Benno Voorham in 1997. Sybrig has collaborated and worked with ao with Peter Stamer, Aitana Cordero Vico, Anna Koch, Anna Ådahl, Litó Walkey and Matthias Sperling.
Sybrig is a member of Weld Company in Stockholm since 2013. sybrigdokter.com