Ode to the mobility of life.
Disappearance, the second part of the diptych Appereance – Disappearance, is an ode to disappearing. When something or someone appears, it will disappear again, and where something or someone disappears, something new will appear again, perhaps in a different form or shape as the phoenix will be reborn from the ashes.
Where Appereance stopped, Disappearance continues. Thirteen dancers, music, projections, light, a radio presenter and children's voices come together in the ether, a space in between where everything disappears and appears, where bodies long for a voice and voices long for a body. A sensory and intuitive experience that starts in the dark and, via blue - red - yellow, emerges in the light, in open-mindedness and hope, from a simple black to a complex white hole.
Greco and Scholten worked with the dancers on the strength and vulnerability of intuition, naivety, urgency and open-mindedness. These values, which are disappearing more and more in our contemporary society, are embraced by the dance. What if they also disappear, what will remain? The dancers struggle to anchor their existence, however temporary or in vain that might be.
In this multi-disciplinary performance, projections create a mystical realm of bygone movements and (un)graspable memories. In the ether, dancers confront adapted pop songs by David Bowie, Björk, Radiohead and others, cut with electronic music, radio and children's voices.
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-18)