“like a slice in the air through which I enter another realm.”
NEW REAR, a solo dance piece, invokes unforeseen relations of perception, and investigates expectation and notions of progress. An alternative state of being that re-imagines what has not yet become; the body turns into a porous-empty-wild vessel that dwells within a raw and sensuous geography, poetically facing the unknown. The performance articulates the processual nature of things. It transforms dance into an alphabet beyond recognition. A prophecy, a conundrum between the NEW (novelty) and the REAR (habit/past). NEW REAR writes present. And then it erases its steps. It is bridge and riddle.
Choreography / Performance: Mor Demer
Mentoring / Co-dramaturg: Sigal Zouk
Costumes and sets: Michiel Keuper, Martin Sieweke
Music: Gon Zadok
Light design: Andreas Harder
Production management: Ayako Toyama
Photo: Michiel Keuper
A production by Mor Demer in co-production with DOCK ART, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Thanks to: Ateneu Comercial do Porto, Ponderosa e.V, Laura Kirshenbaum, Kim Teitelbaum, Ana Rocha, Yoav Admoni, Tabea Xenia Magyar, Marc Lohr, Borys Slowikowski, Peter Pleyer, Tech-Team von DOCK ART und Gadi Demer.
- The premiere would have taken place several times during 2020 – 2021 and had to be postponed due to the pandemic. The work premiered privately in May 2020.