THE BODY

WE ARE DEVELOPING A CHOREOGRAPHY BASED ON FOOTAGE OF PEOPLE ENTERING INTO A TRANCE STATE BOTH FROM CLASSICAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS AND FROM YOUTUBE TOGETHER WITH KARINA DICHOV LUND AND EMMA NORDANFORS FROM THE DANISH CHOREOGRAPHY COLLECTIVE E.K.K.O WWW.EKKOPROJECT.NET.

When the clips are re-enacted by dancers Andrea Deres and Pontus Pettersson the documentary material is abstracted from its cultural and religious context. The movements that the ecstatic bodies perform during rituals in different religious contexts become abstract signs/dance and a tension is created between the uncontrolled power that comes from within the person who enters into trance and the control required when a professional dancer perform the same movements.