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DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

OUROBORACULAR - Changed times!

13-14 May the first year students of the Bachelor Programme in Dance Performance will perform OUROBORACULAR, a piece they made with Eleanor Bauer. Both performances are starting at 19.00.

OUROBORACULAR is a dance that talks. The creature has things to say. Seventeen performers, creating a unison with their thoughts and ideas, ask the dance to talk, in a personal and yet anonymous way. Hearing 10,000 voices without ever being distracted, we are still digging: turning up the soil, shaking our dirty containers, mining for words from the moves, letting language sediment instead of trying to get new words in.

Slowly eroding and accumulating, OUROBORACULAR is a sand mountain, or maybe seventeen sand mountains forming a sand sculpture, or maybe the sand snake eating its tail. It is very seductive to use metaphors. When everything that I can see changes you, when so much escapes being named, when what I say is never exactly what I do, when the sense my words make is always something other than what my senses sense, maybe we can just agree on the fiction, without giving up on the struggle. In between words something new appears. Like surfing: a whole lot of paddling and sometimes a wave.

Initiation and Direction: Eleanor Bauer
Co-creation and Performance: Shiraz Amar, Eza Amin, Aurore d’Audiffret, Jennie Bergsli, Inez Borgenback, Molly Engblom, Anna-Maria Ertl, Sonja-Riitta Laine, Corinne Mustonen, Danilo Cesar Nascimento Alexandre, Morgane Nicol, Julia Nylander, Klara Sjöblom, Anna Skorpen, Alexander Talts, Klara Utke Acs, Miranda Wallmon
Choreography: All above in collaboration with The Oracle
Costume assistance: Pontus Pettersson, in collaboration with the performers and the DOCH costume storage closet

About Eleanor Bauer

Eleanor Bauer is a performer and performance-maker working at the intersections of choreography, dance, writing, music, and performance. Her versatile solo and group works have toured internationally to critical acclaim. She founded Good Move in 2007, (www.goodmove.be) producing her own works within this structure since then.

Bauer also maintains collaborations with and performs for other choreographers, artists, composers, and directors. She has worked as a performer with or for, among others, choreographers Trisha Brown, Xavier Le Roy, Mette Ingvartsen, David Zambrano, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Boris Charmatz; visual artists Matthew Barney and Emily Roysdon; and music ensembles Ictus and The Knife.

Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bauer studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, completed a BFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003, completed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels in 2006, and is a current PhD candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts (2017-2022). She was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016, and co-founded the open-source format for exchange of practices in the performing arts called Nobody's Business in 2015 (www.nobodysbusiness.info).