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R/2 Roots&Road

It was an improvisation, filmed at the Liège Memorial, that revealed to the choreographer the evidence of the link between permanent bodily memory and collective memory.

Through movement, he explores the whole set of – conscious or not – recollections of experiences lived and mythicised by the identity-building collectivity, of which memories of past emotion are integral parts.

R/2 Roots&Road is an abstract work focused on the origin of action and its path through body and mind.

Talking about his  new creation, Selim Aydogdu explains:

« Through permanent bodily memory, generated by experience, I wish to address nomadism as a theme, the seeking of new horizons, but always holding on one’s roots as an imaginary suitcase.  

Furthermore, thoughts, convictions and the identity patchwork are to be considered as a common heritage for all Mankind.

Using circular objects as metaphysical starting points for possible worlds and innermost, cosmic energies, I try to instigate from the abstract the starting point of reflexion and self-development.  

From one gateway to another, from vessels of external influences to our own reality, from the influence of new environments and contexts, I want to demonstrate that our life paths are in truth charted by both the seen and the unseen. »  

R/2 (roots&Road) is a creation supported by the Thor Company / Thierry Smits.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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