Between Gestures is a one-week festival of performances, workshops, conversations, and screenings that connects Chicago to the European scene in contemporary performance and dance, presented in partnership with the Cultural Service of the Consulate of France and the Goethe-Institut in Chicago. The Dance Center will host performances and post-performance discussions with choreographers Noé Soulier and Pol Pi.
“a powerful demanding performance with an erotic subtext” -Toute La Culture
How can a choreographer’s legacy be preserved? In ECCE (H)OMO, Pol Pi reconstructs and transports Afectos Humanos, a work from German choreographer and dancer Dore Hoyer. Originally produced between 1959 and 1962, Afectos Humanosis was composed of five short solos representing five emotions: vanity, desire, hatred, fear and love. Pol Pi recreates the piece for ECCE (H)OMO in collaboration with choreographer Martin Nachbar and translates Hoyer’s gestures into a style of his own. The result is an intensive investigation into what it means when movements are expressed by different bodies, a choreographic language is reinterpreted, and history is reanimated in the present.