An adaptation of the production nothing's for something, for a larger stage and a larger number of performers

as if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember is Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki latest production for the big stage. This creation for six dancers elaborates on nothing’s for something (2012) and further develops some of its ideas.

Previous work (Field Works-office, Field Works-hotel, Borrowed Landscape, …) focused primarily on space and on the relationship between performers and spectators. In this project, Avdal and Shinozaki shift their attention to the body and to choreography. Their interest in movement is not limited to the dancer’s body, but is also opened up to other elements of the performance, including objects, drawings, sound, light, and scenography. By breaking down the hierarchies between elements and exploring the “affects” that exist between the body and what surrounds it, for instance, a new kind of movement appears.

Starting from the theatre space as an empty “non-space,” the artists examine how a place may become fluid, how it may mutate, or separate into different spaces. When a given situation transforms, how do new possibilities develop and other dimensions open? as if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember is about such transitions. It is a voyage from one “state of being” to another, during which objects melt into bodies, drawings fade into sound, sound vibrates into new material forms or into strange creatures, ... The entire space becomes part of one large movement.

Premiere: December 10, 2014 at Ice Hot / Dansens Hus, Oslo