One / Come from somewhere go anywhere
“Come from somewhere go anywhere.” For Willi Dorner this advertising slogan perfectly expresses the arbitrariness and disorientation of our time.
After showing ‘bodies in urban spaces’ and ‘Everyone’ last year, the Austrian choreographer returns to the Galerie, the historical ballroom in Herrenhausen, with this double bill between pop and concrete poetry.
It opens with One, in which Dorner ingeniously combines one-word poems by the Austrian artist Heinz Gappmayr with the presence and movement of two dancers. A livecam transfers the dancers’ interaction and Gappmayr’s visual and linguistic material onto a large screen. Reduced, formulaic and ironic, the action of image and performance space becomes an interface between physical and virtual reality.
Come from somewhere go anywhere, for three dancers, a singer and a pianist uses songs by Brecht, Schubert, Divine Comedy and Deichkind as the starting point for questions about messages and the feelings they convey and provoke. Dorner separates the lyrics from the vocals and formulates his own “messages”. Dancers in different styles approach some of the songs “silently”.