South African choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba’s piece is a performance in the dark, a solo performed out of the public’s sight, which calls on all the other senses.
Nelisiwe Xaba’s new piece, Blind Spot/Blind Date, is, as the title explains, a blind performance. The South African choreographer proposes a peculiar piece, on a dark stage full of wafts of smoke; the performance happens before the public but out of its sight, as a moving body creates rhythms and motifs, smells and sounds – breathing, running, fidgeting, or the rustling of a specially designed costume – all amplified by the sound arrangement. To call on our sense of hearing, Nelisiwe Xaba creates a 360° ambient soundscape which will immerse the audience in a sound creation intricately connected with the body, whose noises will be caught by microphones and processed live. By placing various senses and sensations at the heart of the project, Nelisiwe Xaba confirms the importance of the stage in the performing arts, after a long period of pandemic lockdown where many shows have been performed and seen behind a computer screen. The choreographer opposes the density of a space shared by an artist and the audience to online digital performances.
Where and when
ccn de Caen en Normandie 7:00 pm
Limited seating – prior booking is advised