concept and choreography
dance and artistic collaboration
Julek Kreutzer, Julia Plawgo
Melanie Jame Wolf
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
premiere 10 grudnia 2016, Studio Słodownia +3
teaser © Ośko / Bogunia
Don’t Go For Second Best, Baby! is a choreography of support and emergence.
Backup dancing is about bodies in movement practicing being in relation to the center, do each other and to choreography understood as a shared, spontaneous plan. This dance is made collectively out of many intersecting monologues. Backup dancers generate movement of support on an empty stage as a clear center they could refer to is missing. What does it mean to take care of somebody else’s dance? Or to be with someone through dance?
This dance approaches improvisation as a strategy of resistance against the politics of command and hierarchies. The bodies moving in the background insist on dance’s ability to create formats of being and thinking which don’t have to stay on the periphery.