Emilie Gallier


‘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

book-performance book-club interview by Marlon Barrios Solano sync sync

23 November 2012, Labo21 ICKamsterdam
5 november 2012, Volksroom, Brussels
11 and 13 October 2012, Counter Punch! Punch! festival, Dansmakers Amsterdam
24 May 2012 ArtEZ Theatre 3, Arnhem
17-18 March 2012 Dansmakers Amsterdam
26 Nov. 2011 Wintertuin festival, Nijmegen
10 and 17 Nov. 2011 Generale Oost, Arnhem