Rosalind Goldberg “The Field”, Performance, Departments of Dance.
The Field is a performance with one dancer and a surrounding soundscape.
The work speculates on the body’s plastic nature and what it would look like if we could see this capacity of receiving and creating form happening on a neurological level in the brain. Proceeding from the idea that the body is a radiant, sensorial hub that, on a micro-level, imbibes and pours out information constantly – the performance The Field exposes and exaggerates this plasticity through the choreography. In this setting, the body can turn into a meaty, forceful, sensuous lump. Or, a spinning malleable flower.
The plastic nature our body encompass doesn’t only imply that it is the creator and receiver of form but also an agent of disobedience to certain forms, a refusal to submit to a model. Learning from the resistance existing inside our bodies, The Field asks what we can expect from the body? How to choreograph the body’s capacity to transform us through experiences, to make us and our surroundings change through cultivating specific relations? Whence the poetic images of The Field arise.
Concept and choreography: Rosalind Goldberg
Developed with and danced by: Jens Jeffry Trinidad
Music: Daniel Glatzel
Costume and set-design: Alexander Krantz
Light design: Anton Andersson
Artistic advice: Bojana Cvejić
Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann
Sound technician: Christian Obermayer
Assistance Costume and set-design: Kjersti Alm Eriksen
Photo: Ola Rindal
Co-produced by: BIT Teatergarasjen, Black Box Teater Oslo, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Weld, RAS – Scene for Samtidsdans.
Supported by the Norwegian Arts Council and Oslo National Academy of the Arts