FLAT HAZE IN PARALLAX
The choreographer Cristina Caprioli is ever present—constantly weaving a web, crafting meticulously. She moves sideways, diagonally, upwards, and downwards, to create another and another, deepening, and widening.
Caprioli has an ability to be detailed and broad simultaneously. The detail lies in the dancing bodies where she explores precision, complexity, and a high level of technical physicality. The breadth is in how she relates to the world as revealed in the answers below.
What is important for you just now in dance and choreography?
To be specific, and to endure. Our troubled times require uninterrupted listening. And specificity of resistance. I believe the imperative of today is for dance and choreography to argue for the gift of aesthetic experience, and the wonder of the sensible. We must be very careful and clear. Put ourselves aside and work even more. Take responsibility and by action advocate the gratuity value of our specific mode of making art. Versus the postcolonial neoliberal capitalist mess of today.
Your artistic practice in dance and choreography also includes objects. How will you work with this part of your practice at Wanås Konst?
I will walk the park and leave some traces. Objects, or rather things, bodies and events, themselves subjects in the making. Blending into the landscape and at the same time performing a deviation from, an excess of nature. Much too loud or almost imperceptible. Plain and ungraspable. Be it sliding, writing, bending, walking, a sudden whiff, or an image afar. Tangible, volatile entanglements, elongated choreographies, threading, playing with perception, entertaining imagination. Yours, and mine.
I wanted to highlight “dance” and a real commitment to people dancing by presenting your work at Wanås. What does this mean to you?
Dancing and people dancing are my daily bread, and the core substance of my work. Your commitment allows me to indulge at the core, without falling out of context. Rather than advocate dancing, we will dance and dance some more! Hurrah!
– Rachel Tess, associate curator dance
FLAT HAZE IN PARALLAX: A Dance and Chroeography Festival is presented in collaboration with MARC.