It is an impressive meeting between technique and landscape, because this ring dance by 15 dancers was filmed high above Terschelling with the help of a drone. In dialogue with the wind and tides on the beach of West-Terschelling, STILL LIFE ON THE ISLAND creates space for beauty, comfort and a new, healing balance. A meditative ritual about distance together, with each other and the natural space around us.
This performance is an adaptation of a scene from Beutler's dance duet 4: STILL LIFE into a group manifestation for public space. Inspired by the Reifentanz (1927) by Bauhaus choreographer Oskar Schlemmer, this precise micro-spectacle revolves around the special interplay of light, rings, shadow and the creativity of the performer in his environment.
Concept and choreography: Nicole Beutler
Direction and video: Claire Bontje
Performers: Marjolein Vogels, Tomislav Feller, Klara Alexova, Daniel Barkan, Inez Almeida, Eva Villanueva, Christian Guerematchi, Rob Polmann, Hillary Blake Firestone, Patrick Schmatzer, Djinti Sullivan, Lucia Fernandez, Djahan Manuela Perez
Production: Floor Cremers
Artistic assistant: Justa ter Haar
Repetitor: Marjolein Vogels
Music: Gary Shepherd
Producer: Nicole Beutler Projects
Photographer: Anja Beutler