那时候就像现在一样

作品源于小珂、子涵在2012年对中国大陆三十多位当代舞蹈剧场艺术家的采访,从中国90年代初现代舞启蒙的教育家到80后的新一代独立剧场创作者。面对这群孤独的艺术家们,每次采访都会将现场带到另一时空中,每一段故事就像是在现场演绎一个不在现场的梦境。故事里外,空间切换,时间在给他们烙印。这群孤独的人每每说起自己的遭遇,就像瞬间站在了那个只属于他的现场。当我们将所有采访录音放到一起时,支离的声音碎片穿越不同的时空飘荡在同一个现场,像是一群无头的苍蝇,在打乱的轨道里飞舞,又像是漂浮在无氧空间里的金属,伴随着自我陶醉的燃烧而灰飞烟灭。

“那时候就像现在一样”以剧场表演的方式,运用身体语言,采访录音回放,被采访者的图片,现场即兴音乐,幻想再现一个个他们的过去现场。是不是在场?是不是那个现场?是不是不在现场?

“孤独的人是可耻的。”可耻是值得的。我们不在现场—失禁小组。

该作品得到 北京草场地工作站 深圳OCAT艺术节 上海ON STAGE 当代剧场艺术中心支持。

Now as then

The performance is based on our interview works with more than 30 dance theater artists in Mainland China, which are from the 90’s educators in old generation to young generation who are independent performance artists. When we do the interview, we realize they are such lonely and powerful. Each story lead us to the different space to feel what was happening at that moment, such as many dreams that had passed by. These Chinese artists live in such difficult situation without support, they continue their theater works which is depended on their dream, that impressed us so much, and we are also one of them.

We try to edit these interview sound recording together, and make the performance on stage, to show their voice, their story and their dream.

We don’t know these interviewers who will give up in the future and who will continue his dream in the future. So let the stage be empty, and let all dream sounds playing on the stage.

We use another space out of the stage to show our movement, and the internet transfer the video into stage, when you sit in theater, you will see Xiaoke’s dance on screen as dance film, you will listen these interviewers voice and touch their story, and you also will find a laptop at the edge of stage, and Xiaoke’s live performance in another space is shown by internet on it.

What is presentation, what is representation? This is what we try to discuss in this piece.
“It is shameful if you are lonely” (from a Chinese popular song). “But it is valuable to be shameful like them.” (It is our attitude)

Thanks for the support from Beijing CCD workstation, OCAT Art Festival ShenZhen China, On Stage Shanghai.

Performance experience:
Dec 2012 OCAT Contemporary Art center ShenZhen China
Dec 2012 Shui Bian Bar GuangZhou China

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