ME TO ME Diane Portelli
The ways in which we form our personal identities may depend on the stories we create and tell ourselves. ME TO ME explores that personal, internal dialogue, which culminates in a range of emotions. Centred around the technique of autobiographical reasoning, used to document one’s internal narrative, we witness the dancer’s personal journey as he grapples with these voices, and negotiates with them and himself.
MUSIC: Ben Salisbury and Nils Frahm
THIS IS NOT A SOLO Rochelle Gatt
“Once upon a time, before the Nokia 3310 and compulsive finger swiping, we were more porous. We live in a time when we absorb less of what is real and instead the data is absorbing us. I EXPERIENCE, I RECORD, I UPLOAD & I SHARE. These are perhaps the most powerful ways of integrating into the community. Our right foot is bogged in the muddy puddle of ‘Dataism’, while the left is shaking constantly, to fight for freedom and authenticity. We think that we are our own authors, but data has become the weapon that conducts our choices, not our inner being.” Rochelle Gatt.
This Is Not A Solo is a collaboration with the dancer and scriptwriter André Agius.
MUSIC: Nina Simone with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Arcade Fire
NON-LINEAR BODY/IES Maria Concetta Cariello
Non-Linear Body/ies sets out to portray the dancer’s journey from within the different bodies of human vibrational existence: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. It is at once a personal and universal journey, through the exploration of the five elements of somatic practice: breath, vocalisation, contact, movement, and stillness. It is a calling to return to the wisdom of the body and to find authentic and intimate connections with all the aspects of our inner existence.
MUSIC: Beautiful Chorus, Yma Sumac, Jon Hopkins, Wabi Sabi, Jacoo