23 May, 20.00–24 May, 21.30 2023

Landing on Feathers (SPRING Performing Arts Festival)

How do we care for each other? What does this do to ourselves, and our relationships with others? Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm, and Julia Reist attempt to answer these questions in Landing on Feathers.

Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm en Julia Reist

Dates and time: Tuesday 23 May 20:00, Wednesday 24 May 20:30

How do we care for each other? What does this do to ourselves, and our relationships with others? Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm, and Julia Reist attempt to answer these questions in Landing on Feathers.

In this performance, three caregivers and artists – Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm and Nica Roses – share their vision on body-oriented caregiving through dance. Care constitutes relations between individuals in society as a necessary element in building a community. Landing on Feathers is a performance for those who are in need of care, and those who are hired to care. It is a performance where the audience can also experience the first steps in making their approach to care more conscious and attentive, even to strangers.

The performance is based on creative research that started back in 2021. Choreographers and performers Jija Sohn and Aleksandra Lemm and dramaturg Julia Reist sat down with artist Elmer Kouwenberg, whose body has been paralyzed due to a car accident that happened 28 years ago. In Landing on Feathers, the artists share their research in a safe and intimate setting. They do this together with performer Nica Roses.

The audience witnesses the interaction between their dance training and the physical dimension of their work as Elmer’s caregiving team. Within their caregiving practice, limitations are not simply experienced, but deeply acknowledged as an intrinsic part throughout the process.

It is a performance about awareness and attentiveness. Jija and her associates bring the notion of care from the sphere of market value back into the condition of building a relation between people and constituting a community. The artists invite you to reflect on care, closeness, and our relationship to the other.

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Join us at BAK, basis actuele kunst at Pauwstraat 13A on Tuesday 23 mei 20:00 and Wednesday 24 May 20:30 for this wonderful performance that is part of the SPRING Performing Art Festival. Attendees of Landing on Feathers also gain free access to our current exhibition: UPS Ultradependent Public School! For more information on UPS and our current programming click here.

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