Wednesday, May 8, 2013

POMO DANCE: Out Of Context by Alain Platel

Nothing up their sleeves, and nothing in their pockets. With Out of Context, director Alain Platel aims to return to the fundamentals of dance. Starting from a belief in the human body as emotional tool, as carrier of memories, as raw material for living fine art. While Platel has flirted with the boundaries of opera over the past years, with for example vsprs or pitiĆ©!, Out of Context is not a music-driven piece (LOL), and also has no set or costumes other than those the dancers can fit in their suitcases. It is however no crisis piece (Yes it is!). It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself. The mastery of the dancers with which Platel embarks on this adventure is indisputable. Each and every one is an impressive figure with whom Platel has travelled far over the years.