After Trio A
Why did the female performer follow the male performer?
Why did she wear short sleeves and he long sleeves? Is that a reference to the phallus?
Why did she wear Nike and he Adidas?
Why did her shoe laces match her shirt, but this was not the case for the male performer?
Interpretation…always confusing…how are we supposed to know which elements to interpret? And how? And if the piece is intended to be interpreted at all?
All that aside – The energies of the performers were quite different. She approached the process of following a video of him following a video of Trio A danced by Rainer with much a much more task-oriented energy. When I watched him I felt that he was performing personality more than following the process. His energy was flying out to the audience instead of being channeled into the attempt to following the choreography.
But it is almost irrelevant, in my opinion, that the choreography from Trio A
was used. Any choreography would suffice. As someone who is interested in the spectrum of deliberation in relation to choreography and improvisation and how a dancer responds to visual input, I am more interested in the process of instantaneous recreation than what the material is that is being recreated than the fact that Trio A
was used. The choreographer was asked to make a new work in relation to an historical piece and she chose Trio A
. Not a bad choice, I say, being a fan of the piece. Also using such an iconic piece as a reference gives instant gravitas to this piece.
I am more interested in watching the body/mind of the dancer puzzle out the pathways in the moment, giving it the old college try and not commenting on it during it. For this reason, for me Lito was more engaging, and truer to the spirit of Trio A, than Felix.