- Length 40 min
Attention is a precarious thing. It has to do with respect. Boris Charmatz’ early choreography “Aatt enen tionon” (Attention) shifts the stage’s horizontal axis into a vertical stratification: Three dancers, two male and one female, move around in a room installation where contact is only possible through the sounds of their bodies on the platforms of minimal stages, layered on top of each other. The spectators have to find their own positions; if they want to zoom in, they have to approach the dancers. Attention will certainly lead to concern, for instance for the female dancer, who is dancing on the top level with no frame around her. The audience is awed by the bodies’ dedication; the choreography flings them to the floor, lets them bang into unseen walls and expose themselves. The performers need to pay attention in order to maintain the limitations – their own and those of the space which they are allotted.