#SANDERBREURE & #WITTEVANHULZEN#TEGENBOSCHVANVREDEN Gallery
Film: “#LookingBack” (2016)
It has its roots in the performance How can we know the dancer from the dance? which took place for six months in the train station of Utrecht in 2016. This performance was a daily choreography in the train station, based on the behaviour, postures and gestures that people exhibit in such places. So, for this performance, the artists observed people, then, they created a work based on these observations; later, the people observed the piece, and at the same time, observed themselves. It is this specific gaze, this moment of stillness and concentration in the constant flux of a public transport hub that triggered the creation of Looking Back. .
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, How can we know the dancer from the dance?
part of: Public Works Utrecht
A girl following the line of tiles on the floor of the station, a boy who smiles after reading a message on his phone, someone else with earplugs in, listening to music while waiting for a train: the most interesting at Utrecht Central Station are the people. Artists Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen made a choreography for a performance based on their observations of physical behavior, with all the typical gestures and movements that people make in public spaces. Different groups of actors will appear in an ongoing ‘play’, five days a week, six hours a day, for six months: the daily ritual of people who come and go at Utrecht Central Station, recast as a dance performance. For people who traverse the area regularly, the performance becomes a fixed point in the hectic, ever-changing station area and the alterations in the choreography will mirror the variations in their own behavior and movements.
Utrecht Central Station, May - October 2016
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