Tony Tran og Antero Hein
Two men perform a ritual, a playful and animal-like choreography. Through repetetive movements and attacks they create rhythmical beats. As their bodies melt into one but yet get separated – their relation becomes more complex. As lights and shadows are forming the room, the duet intensifies through physical attacks, -creating a visually expressive and intimate world. Schismogenesis is a collaboration between choreographers and dancers Tony Tran and Antero Hein.
Inspired by Gregory Bateson ‘s theory of schismogenesis, the project explores a form of physical partnering that affects and regulates the dynamics between two parties. Bateson uses the term schismogenesis to describe the progressive dynamic in a relation between groups or individuals. This process escalates as the partners interfere on each other’s boundaries, offering its spectators a sense of risk and vulnerability.
Choreography and dance: Tony Tran and Antero Hein
Composer: Jens L. Thomsen
Photo: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch
Video: Hein Creations
Co-producers: Dansearena Nord, Seanse Art Center, Menningarmiðstöð Fljótsdalshéraðs
Collaboration with: Reykjavik Dance Atelier, Kulturhuset/Stadsteater Stockholm
Funded by: the Nordic Cultural Fund, the Norwegian Arts Council, the Fund for Performing Artists, Dansekunst i Ostfold, Moss Municipality
Runningtime approx. 40 minutes