Bounce is a performative ritual of personal and collective repair. The group of five performers work through shared sensorial physical practices of emotional resilience, driven by the need to care, cure, withstand and thrive. Next to the dark sounds of Tanja Fuchs aka Abu Gabi, the performers are relying on the physical perception of the self, the space and the other in order to form a choreography of private and shared histories in their search for endurance.
Emotional resilience describes the ability of a person or a group of people to recover from a traumatic experience and thrive after it. In Bounce the individuals are exploring sensorial responses to effect emotional state and develop tools and systems of endurance. Hovering around emotional spaces of uncertainty and pressure, the performers are relying to their own senses to seek for relations of support, care and empowerment.
Bounce is an embodied and embedded process towards an ecology of perception, that is, the way the activity of our senses functions to bind our separate nervous systems into the encompassing environment and thrive – or in other words: to bounce back.
Costas Kekis began dancing to pop music in his family’s living room and later continued his practice in new terms on stage as a performer and choreographer. His works were shown among others at the Ostertanztage Salzburg, at the Altera Pars Theater in Athens, at the 100 Grad Festival Berlin and in Vienna at brut, Raw Matters, Tanzquartier, WUK and ImPulsTanz. In addition to his work as a dancer and choreographer, Costas Kekis also works as a dramaturge and choreographic consultant with numerous other artists.
Choreography Costas Kekis Created with and performed by Mzamo Nondlwana, Asher O’Gorman, mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni, Daniel Nasr, Marcio Kerber Canabarro Stage and Costumes Panagis Marketos Sound Tanja Fuchs aka Abu Gabi Feedback Chris Standfest Production Taystee Tears Production assistant Almud Krejza
A co-production by Costas Kekis and brut Wien.
With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Supported by Im_flieger Special thanks to Walter Bauer
Online film premiere and artist talk via livestream on brut-wien.at
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