I watched your work.
How do you see yourself?
I saw strong daring simplicity.
Do you see yourself for who you are?
I watched something delicate with soft angles.
Do you have to see your body, to know that you are there?
I heard the squeaking hinges of a door.
How can we deal with the world outside?
I saw familiar shapes that you made unique in your body.
Do you think there are patterns in your body that you aren’t aware of yet?
I saw a small body in a small space, perhaps wishing that the walls of protection were much further away.
Can the wind take you somewhere you have never been?
I watched your hands tremble and your neck and your face turn slightly red.
Which do you prefer?
I saw you lying on the floor - face down and still for a longer moment.
Is there always the struggle of letting go and being in control?
I saw you watching yourself dancing on a video screen.
Do you think we sometimes make things harder for ourselves?
I watched your hands and arms dancing together.
Can familiar partners still surprise each other?
I watched you reflecting on your body.
I saw my reflection in your body.
Deborah Hazler is a dancer and choreographer living in Vienna, Austria. She is the co-organizer of RAW MATTERS, whose aim is to support performance artists by presenting their works in process. She is currently enrolled as a student for Textil Kunst Design at the Kunstuniversität Linz. She will see what happens with that.