The DANS.KIAS company is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will be showing its anniversary work at the WUK from 1 to 4 April 2020. With Through Touches, Saskia Hölbling presents a choreography dealing with the sensitive but strangely irrepressible power of touch.
The touches take place subversively at the beginning, then gradually escalating – without any purpose, without reservations, unintentionally, but urging for more.
Four people meet on an empty white surface. Like blank page, nothing stands in their way. In the absence of things or other distractions, they begin to show themselves, to engage with each other and to become involved with each other.
In a fragile dance of touch, they create an intimate space for themselves that makes their bodies permeable and enables them to make the other’s impulses their own and vice versa. To read one another.
BEING IN THE OTHER
Cautiously to hastily, they try one another out, body to body, body to body – tender and demanding, awkward and devotedly, feet on stomach, face in armpit, arm around knee.
The bodies immerse themselves in one another as if the skin holds the secret of access to the other. As if this would open the door to an unprecedented form of encounter.