ACID SHAKES is a multi-disciplinary collaboration. Along with another dancer/ choreographer, a musician and a light artist, I explored the phenomenon of a rave, both in terms of dance, installation and music. The result was an event that took place in a gallery space, situated in a former bunker, where the audience was guided through a performance in which the boundaries between dance, performance, music, light, space and audience itself are blurred. We explored the essential elements of a rave, such as electronic dance music, light installations, space, masses of bodies, effect machines and intoxicants and excessive states, working to abstract and decontextualize them. Our goal was to create a trance- and drug-like journey, navigated together by both performers and spectators. The journey eventually transforms into an actual party, a rave, which nobody can say when it truly began and how it may end...
Choreography, Performance: Bettina Nampé, Marje Hirvonen
Sound: Martin Widyanata
Light: Guillermo Heinze
Fotos: Alessandro De Matteis
Video: Walid Fellah
Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, Landesbüro freie darstellende Künste, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln