Eleanor Bauer Échelle Humaine / A lot of moving parts


For this first edition of Échelle Humaine, the Lafayette Anticipations dance festival will be teaming up with the Festival d’Automne’s Portrait of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Over the course of a week, the choreographer, in the company of Andros Zins-Browne, Eleanor Bauer and Radouan Mriziga will be taking over the playing spaces of the new foundation with movement.

In her new solo titled A lot of moving parts, American choreographer Eleanor Bauer prods at the Greek etymology of her own discipline: khoreía "circular dance" and graph "writing" to locate the fragile place of writing in the embodied practices and mostly oral traditions of dance. A lot of moving parts presents both thoughts in motion and a movement in thoughts. Bauer focuses here on the frictions, collisions and impossible translations between dance and language with her poems and essays that accompany the performance. In her choreographic search for “the simplest containers in which the complexity of dance can thrive,” Bauer creates an intimate context in which the audience can feel their way through the dance with all of their senses. Her body appears and disappears in a room of squishy, luminous, and sonic modules that continuously reconfigure the physical, imaginary, and symbolic space of the performance.
Estimated running time: 1h