paper is a surprisingly humble material
it is cover or platform
performance instrument or performer
it carries whatever you put on it, enfolds whatever you put inside
blanket and wall
a beautiful layering of texture and tone, history and present, movement and stillness – impressive from various angles
sometimes I am using paper as a bodily extension during the process of creative writing & therefor allowing myself to be let by the materiality – structure and smooth/roughness of paper, pen and ink. Motimarus approach impressed me. Newspaper as a medium became the message and the messenger since it enwrapped the dancers almost completely until the end. Becoming a butterfly larvae shell, a prison, a protection, a Jūnihitoe 十二単, a mother’s womb, a horror movie setting (encompassing Yūrei 幽霊 as Sadako).
Hoshiko accompanied, led and structured the performance with her violin – at times subtle, at times building up tension, at times overwhelming.
a truly inspiring evening