In this solo performance Erikk McKenzie uses dance and masks in an attempt to create and stage a contemporary mythology. Arising from rationalist and positivist ideals, and embodying the Cartesian bond between thought and identity, the character dances the story of human progress and destruction. An exploration of the gap between man and nature, thought/i finally leads back to the relation between identity and cognition.
Concept, performance and computerized text: Erikk McKenzie
Music: Stian Skagen (original composition), Clemencic Consort, Hearin´Aid, Nikolay Oorzhar, edited by Erikk McKenzie
Co-produced by: Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (NO) and Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL)
Production year: 2009
Thanks to: Ria Higler (outside eye), Gerardo Gonzalez (residence partner) and Stian Skagen (composer)
Tour: OT301, Paradiso (I Like To Watch Too), Muiderpoort Theater (Amsterdam), RAS (Sandnes), Dansens Hus (NyNorsk Dans, Oslo), Atlantic Hall (Stavanger) 2009 – 2011