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Multipli(cities)

In many of todays dance compositions the boundaries between choreographer and dancer blur. Movement material is accumulated, through improvisation, copied or appropriated from other sources, is remixed and woven together in the space of a text of steps, phrases, sequences, sound samples and other material to create a fabric of vision and sound that in a strange way mirrors the macrocosm of cyberspace, where different voices and visions constantly collide and cross fertilize. The images between memory, time and space are all eternalized and through the choreographic collage made visible to the spectator from the viewpoint of the choreographer, who as the DJ creates the remix.

Using themes from Ridley Scott's sci-fi cult film Blade Runner as a starting point, Multipli(cities) considers the question of distinctions between the original and the copy, and investigates other post-modern structural devices, such as fragmentation and appropriation, as they are reflected in the choreographic process. Like the replicants in Scott's film, dancers too, have implanted memories with which they replicate the choreography. Whose memories are these? To what extend do the dancer's have the desire to retain a unique and independent identity beyond their designated steps? Can you see the real me? The Who?

choreographer: Catherine Guerin
soundtrack: John Vangelis, collage
dancers: Agnieszka Dmochowska, Iris Heitzinger, Ron Helbig, Verena Kline, Andreja Kumpar, Janusz Orlik, Bettina Schöber, Cezary Tomaszewski, Marlene Wolfsberger, Krzysztof Zawadzki
Dates

Premiere
November 25th, 2000, Alte Mältzerei, Regensburg, Germany

December 9th, 2000, Posthof, Linz, Austria

January 23rd, 2002, Dancers' Studio West, Calgary, Canada

January 24th, 2002, Dancers' Studio West, Calgary, Canada

January 25th, 2002, Dancers' Studio West, Calgary, Canada

January 26th, 2002, Dancers' Studio West, Calgary, Canada

June 7th, 2002, WUK, Vienna, Austria

June 9th, 2002, WUK, Vienna, Austria