How are we influenced by the fabrics, materials and shapes that surround us? How do they touch us? How do we feel them?
A moving sculpture, a river of fabric, an abstract landscape or an amorphous creature: between installation and performance, between the inanimate and the animate, between geometry and phantasm, the interdisciplinary production FELT renders homage to the sense of touch. Skin and cloth, constantly transformed by bone and muscle, become themselves a texture of movement, creating spaces for the imagination.
This piece is a collaboration between the dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling and the designers Mélanie Planchard and Eric Schumacher. The performance will be accompanied with a musical composition by Andreas Papapetrou. The work has been furthermore been supported through the work of curator Simone Stewart, dramaturge Moritz Gansen as well as researcher support Dr. Nele Lipp and Tim Nunn.
FELT toured internationally to a diversity of venues: white cube galleries, black box theaters, multi-arts venues as well as community halls. FELT was choreographically adapted to the architecture of each specific space. The context of where the work was performed changed the reading of the work itself and revealed much on the respective space itself and its expectation on performance work, which made the tour and its mission unique.