In this solo performance Erikk McKenzie uses dance and masks in an attempt to stage a contemporary mythology.
The performance was developed from the earlier work Cartesian Ghost
, a performance inspired by rationalist and positivist ideas, and an attempt to embody the Cartesian bond between thought and identity and dance the story of human progress and destruction.
Why did we create the idea that we were separate from nature?
Can this idea be broken down to the relation between cognition and identity?
Concept, performance and text:
Stian Skagen (original composition), Clemencic Consort, Hearin´Aid, Nikolay Oorzhar, edited by Erikk McKenzie
Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (NO) and Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL) 2009
Ria Higler (outside eye), Gerardo Gonzalez (residence partner) and Stian Skagen (composer)
OT301, Paradiso (I Like To Watch Too), Muiderpoort Theater (Amsterdam), RAS (Sandnes), Dansens Hus (NyNorsk Dans, Oslo), Atlantic Hall (Stavanger).