[Joy Alpuerto Ritter]
Choreography and Concept:
Lukas Steltner & Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Music composer: Vincenzo Lamagna
Technical support: Enya Belak
Commissioned by Aerowaves Frameworks and Springback Production.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Digital as dance partner
Live on ZOOM 25 June 2020
Live and recorded projects –from 5 to 30 minutes long– will be showcased on the digital stage (streamed on Zoom, Aerowaves and commissioning Partners’ websites).
Enya Belak and Springback Production
Aerowaves, The Place, Romaeuropa, National Dance Centre Bucharest, EN-KNAP/Spanski Borci, BMotion/OperaEstate Veneto Festival, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Bora Bora, Mercat de les Flors, O Espaço do Tempo and Tanec Praha.
four cameras, two realities – choose your story
In this interactive performance film, Joy and Lukas share moments of isolation, doubts, boredom and joy that they experienced during Lockdown. In this early approach they try to find a creative way to deal with this extraordinary situation.
Via laptops and mobile devices, new technologies are finding their way into our homes. Especially during times of the worldwide pandemic and Lockdown they become our tool for communication with the outer world. Reversely, via Zoom and Skype converences or Instagram Stories we increasingly invite people we barely know into the intimicy of our four walls.
Of the eight main events, Rooms from Joy Alpuerto Ritter and Lukas Steltner offered some hope for a new way of performing. Live-streamed with multiple cameras (some of them camera phones, wielded with artistry) in different rooms of the performers’ homes, the work employed audience feedback in the form of polls to determine how the narrative would unfold, a kind of choose your own adventure model that also connected the performers with their audience.
[Kathleen Smith, Dance International Magazine]