In Mono Duos two bodies form a single unit nevertheless directed by two centres of control and of creation of movement. The bodies apply and let themselves be guided by the laws of physics: the forces, resistance, anatomical functions, levers etc. They move continuously while simultaneously involving several forms of multi-directional interactions. Out of the initiatives and their negotiations emerges a new creature that has its own logic of movement. Created for presentations in unconventional venues and settings, this performance intentionally seeks out a closeness between the dancers and the audience. At La Bâtie festival in Geneva in 2016, Mono Duos maintain an unusual dialogue with guest artist John Adams and the Ensemble Contrechamps: wearing earphones, spectators choose the music they want to see the dance on, while in the rooms of MAC’s at Grand-Hornu, the performance converse with visual art works presented in the “My Body is a Cage” exhibition.
Concept & direction Thomas Hauert
Created & performed by Thomas Hauert, Fabian Barba, Liz Kinoshita, Sarah Ludi, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Mat Voorter
Production ZOO/Thomas Hauert
Coproduction Festival de Genève – La Bâtie (CH), Mac’s Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE)
Support Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la danse / Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour les arts / Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie / Ein Kulturengagement des Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn / Wallonie-Bruxelles International