Colombo Dance Platform 2014 – TransForming Bodies
Floating Space presented ‘Path of Incoherent Time’ – a new piece created for the Colombo Dance Platform 2014 on October 31st at 7pm at the Park Street Mews.
This was Floating Space’s third time presenting new work at the Colombo Dance Platform, since the inception of the platform in 2010. With its focus on the ‘contemporary,’ the Dance Platform has provided Floating Space with a context to reflect, question, challenge, refocus our sense of our bodies, the way we move, and the way we understand ourselves as performers. This year particularly, with the theme of ‘transforming bodies,’ we were able to think through questions around embodiment, social meanings and politics integral to reading the body as it performs in everyday life.
‘Path of Incoherent Time’ explored ideas around power and social control through a series of gestures, routines and movement that range from the mundane and everyday, to the purposeful and meditative, to the sensual and confronting. While its starting point drew on the concept of ‘disembodiment’ in a performance practice, its stand lies in reflecting on a state of disembodiment.
‘Path of Incoherent Time’ was performed by Jake Oorloff, Tracy Jayasinghe and Jay Kuru-Utumpala and conceptualised by Jake Oorloff and Ruhanie Perera.
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