International Dance is a dance performance that attempts to give form to the imaginative experience of a genre. Genres are never fixed containers, but frames that hold together often disperse expressions, similar to how viewing and experiencing dance operates. Genres and framing are integral to experience, without which we tend to lose ourselves.
The term ‘international’ is a tangle. In this context, it refers as much to a mode of coming together, as it is posing questions around whether “international” produces certain forms of aesthetics. Consider international, independent from nation-states and their respective socialites. Imagine that international isn’t about different nations at all, but instead constitutes a terrain wholly of its own. Not in the sense of international waters with its agreed-upon rules, , but an environment in which we all are equally lost.
This dance is composed of swarms of ideas, emerging meetings and pulsations. It’s a groundless experience to sink into, resonating with embodied melodies. In this land, movements continue beyond kinetic capacities, allowing us to be changed through the event of being together. Figures are produced oscillating between somewhat unknown sensations and temporary gatherings. Questions arising concerning aesthetic experience and the cultures through which they emerge. International Dance is a dance that belongs to nobody and where everybody belongs, a remixed space where rhythms overlap and dancing takes place.
Made possible with the financial support of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Fonds Darstellende Künste.
Concept and Choreography: Armin Hokmi | Dance and Performance: Aleksandra Petrusevska, Johanna Ryynänen, Diletta Sperman
Scenographer: Klara Krämer
Dramaturg: Mårten Spångberg