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Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

A multidisciplinary performance with powerful intuitive dance.

DISAPPEARANCE, the second part of the diptych APPEARANCE - DISAPPEARANCE, is an ode to disappearing. When something or someone appears it is only to disappear again and where something or someone disappears, something new will appear, if perhaps in a different shape or appearance. Like the phoenix rises from its ashes to be reborn.


DISAPPEARANCE picks up where APPEARANCE left off. Thirteen bodies, music, projections, lighting, a radio presenter and children's voices come together in the ether, an interspace where everything vanishes and emerges, where bodies yearn for a voice and voices yearn for a body. A sensorial and intuitive experience that starts in the dark and emerges into the light via blue – red – yellow with innocence and hope, from a simple black to a complex white hole.

Greco and Scholten worked with the dancers on the strength and vulnerability of intuition, naïvety, urgency and innocence. These character values that are vanishing from our present-day society more and more are embraced by the dance. What if they too disappear; what will remain then? The dancers strive to anchor their existence no matter how transitory and ineffectual it may seem.

In this multidisciplinary performance, projections create a mystical spirits realm of dissolved movements and (in)tangible memories. In the ether, the dancers face a confrontation with edited pop songs by the likes of David Bowie, Björk and Radiohead cut with electronic music, radio and children's voices.

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-18)

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