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Digging Holes & Sailing Salt

 by Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel & Léa Jullien 

Outside Eyes: Maureen Zollinger / Juliane Steenbeck

Short Cuts Solo at Tanz in Olten 2023

Tanzfest Winterthur 2024


CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel SOUND Léa Jullien (Tropical Vegas)  SOUND Léa Jullien OUTSIDE EYE Maureen Zollinger, Juliane Steenbeck

COSTUME Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel Léa Jullien SHOWING TanzinOlten ShortCuts Nomination VIDEO Eve Mukkti SCHNITT Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel PHOTOS Eve Mukkti

For „Digging Holes & Sailing“ I am continuing a more personal research around the phenomena of holes in it‘s larger sense on how we access reality through our holes and what is may needed to fall in to a hole or to get out of it.

This shortpiece tells the story of a creature that falls into a hole and slowly makes its way out by

its way out by putting on several layers of clothing while it is in constant motion and increasingly

in constant motion and becoming increasingly dense.

*Sailing Salt is a poetic image of how to navigate through the sweat that appears on the skin

, how to connect the space and the skin with its porosity through the layer of sweat

and using it to gain wind

Digging Holes & Sailing Salt deals with the desire to give a voice to unnamed forms of existence from beneath the earth and interweaves parts of Sarah Vanhee's essay "The

Fantastic Institutions" into the material. Perhaps this solo dance is a protest,

a poem or an excursion into a world that is often invisible and therefore less perceived.

In this sense, the dance and the movement become transformers of voices or thoughts

and, in the best case, provoke an altered state.

The movement material lives from how it is performed. 

Simple, repetitive sequences are performed into the space with care and awareness. Repetitive

elements mixed with interruptions form an important framework of the choreography.

Strobing (double time dime-stop)

In Digging Holes & Sailing Salt, Jamuna works with the technique of "strobing", a quality of movement

 that she got to know through the dance culture of popping and was

was fascinated by this effect, which creates an illusory strobing effect.

She uses this form of movement to lead herself into a state of constant

interruption. Dew worms, for example, live in the ground and react sensitively to

changes in light. If they suddenly perceive light or shadow, they can quickly bury themselves, which corresponds to a kind of switching on and off of their behavior.

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