VOICE is about holding space together
It is sharing a listening
A dance you can watch eyes closed
Sound as dancing images
VOICE invites us to share the space with the performers and to listen to the soundscape they create with their voices. A space where the sight informs the hearing and the hearing informs the sight, a proposition to listen to the dance as much as looking at it. The performers are being danced by their voices in a relentless motion that we are invited to perceive, letting the obscurity and light lead us into a sensorial journey.
concept and choreography Loïc Perela performers Laurent Delom de Mézerac, Dominik Feistmantl, Fabian Holle, Lisa Kasman, Paulina Vogel light designer Ricarda Köneke sound engineering Rolph Schwarz and Rob Duyser dramaturgical advice and mentoring in conversation with Matthias Quabbe and Anne Kersting vocal advising Thomas Johannsen and Gunnar Brandt creative producer Agnese Rosati production Colab.Loic Perela in coproduction with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and Dansateliers Rotterdam funded by Fonds Podiumskunsten, Gemeente Rotterdam, Het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Loïc Perela (FR, 1983) studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse in Marseille and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse in Paris. He danced for Europa Danse, IT Dansa, Donlon Dance Company and Scapino Ballet, where he created various works. Since 2012, Perela has been working as a freelance choreographer in Rotterdam. The relationship with Dansateliers was established in 2012 when he was selected by the house for Choreoroam. Under the umbrella of Dansateliers Loïc created Au creux de l’oreille (2012), FEAR (2013), DANCE (2013) as part of DANSLOKAAL 1 (Conny Janssen Danst), the location project SPACE (2014) and SENSES (2015). With his concept for HASHTAG he won the prize of the Dutch Dance Days 2015. In 2016 he will create a site specific version of HASHTAG for ZigZagCity festival and a theatre version that premiered during the Dutch Dance Days 2016. In 2017 and 2018 he created VOICE: offering as part of Krisztina’s Keuze 2 (co-production Chatel sur place). It was the first creation of a series in which the voice is starting point. During an 8-month residency in K3 Tanzplan, Hamburg, Germany he creates the second part: VOICE, which is currently programmed in Frascati.
Since 2017 Loïc works as an independent choreographer, producing his own work under the umbrella of Colab. loïc perela.
1 feb there is a short aftertalk with Loїc Perela