Ariane & Roxana
play nice -negotiating foot juggling-
Two figures: One of them taller, the other one smaller. The two are visibly unlike each other but still have something in common. They meet in a special situation – namely, on stage. Without speaking, they negotiate, playing games that require rules, attention and respect. Yet games may be manipulated and rules be broken. As a spectator, you cannot withdraw from the game, you take up a position, which in turn acts upon what is happening on stage. play nice – negotiating foot juggling - is a pioneering fusion of juggling, foot juggling, and movement research. The piece shows abstract moments depicting everyday life, alternately funny and absurd. Situations of conflict, fusion, interaction and collaboration develop in an organic way with uncertain outcomes. The games unfolding on stage and with the audience reflect on status and social manipulation.
Photo: © Turlach O'Broin
German, English, French, Nonverbal