In Partnership with Rachela Abbate, SQx is creating a new interdisciplinary ballet.
Artistic Partner: Rachela Abbate
Choreographer: Carmen Moreira
Rehearsal Director: Josephine Craig Penner
Dancers: Carmen Moreira, Josephine Craig Penner, Kailtyn Bass
A mixture of political essays and literature, baroque music, and medical screens will be compiled and découpaged to develop a video projection that will be shown on the floor and walls of the performances in the colours of medical scans. We are simmering-down and measuring the colour of a human heart through medical scans, political texts, literature, and the mathematical structure created between the notes and frequencies in our baroque music selection.
Resistance as a socio-political activity is in modern understatement a form of disobedience or opposition, refusing injustice or other ethical absence and advocating policies and principles in the natural and social realms.
Resistance can have different forms and expressions from violent to non-harming activities. At the core of Good Heart is the idea of resistance as a possibility of regeneration and transcendence. Awareness, recognition, as well as empathy, are conditions of knowledge and transformation, going beyond dichotomy and conflict. This attitude in resistance could be characterized as female and is inherent in all human beings. Its characteristics are often represented with the symbol of the heart, in its cultural/religious and physical meanings of connectivity, care and cure, sharing, creation, transcendence.
We structured the work in three units whereby the third unit has three parts itself. By the German word Aufhebung is given the complex definition of the “good heart” as the meaning of this word is threefold: 1) preserve, conserve; 2) abolish, suspend 3) transcend, sublate.
I Good Heart
III Aufhebung – Tryptic: Preserve | Abolish | Transcend
Instead of thinking qualities or activities as dichotomy of inside and outside, we see the heart – like the dance – between presence and absence, in balance between the collapses of the movement which depends on time and space.