thought / i

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 protagonist dances the story of human progress and destruction.


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)

Top photos from Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (Sandnes) and Paradiso (Amsterdam) by André Sahlman Hanssen and Maria Zendrera.

 

thought / i was the result of two previous collaborations:
Left photo: Cartesian Ghost. Performance by Stian Skagen and Erikk McKenzie.
Right photo: Letting go of old memories and thoughts. Performance by Erikk McKenzie and Gerardo Gonzalez.
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