‘So, the performance is only the reading of the book?!‘
The book turns into performance from the moment one reads it; when the space and time that are inside come together with the body of the reader. The book introduces you to a movement vocabulary made of poetry, keywords, instructions, mathematic equations, Laban notation, drawings, and discourse. Stairs, air, red dots, triangles, lines, form the imaginary landscape of the piece.
In the theatre, ‘Sync‘ is a performance with no other performers than spectators themselves gathered for a collective reading experience. Step on stage, take the book, choose your space, compose your reading, test a manipulation of objects, test the movements (movements of thoughts, breathing, shifts of perspectives, gazes), connect with your neighbor, ask for help. Experience the intimacy of individual reading within the collective.
Around the table, ‘Sync‘ takes the form of a book-club. Readers-spectators, who received the book in advance and individually experienced reading it (at home, in a train, in a library), gather and talk about the book in the way they would talk about a performance they've seen.
concept, choreography: Emilie Gallier
poetry: Jannah Loontjens
essay: Daniel Rovers
design: Dennis Gaens
Production PØST Cie with the support of Wintertuin Literair Productiehuis, Generale Oost Theater & Dans productiehuis, ArtEZ, ICKamsterdam, Dansmakers