Invisible Dance is a project researching a threshold between ordinary and performative states. It supports the idea of a non-violent interventions and the possibility of creating an artistic statement in public spaces.
Invisible Dance laboratory is based on the research of different public spaces exploring the shift of individual body into a social body, creating the choreography of the mundane.
In the process of the workshop, participants attend different kinds of public spaces. They perceive environment as a source of inspiration for making a performative act, through their movement, dance, gesture or sound creating an individual or collective statement. Studying the transition of the individual body to the body state of the social, the participants create choreography of everyday life.
This synthesis of contemporary dance and performance connects an Invisible Dance lab to the non-spectacular works of Pavel Althamer, Tino Segal, and Tadeshi Suzuki where actors are restricted to certain limits within the environment: each of their actions has to come out of the environment, affect the environment, yet to be barely visible.
“Using altering strategies for making choreography we are interested to explore the boundaries of rules and unspoken morals prevailing in public spaces. Wherever we find ourselves in the process—we do not announce it as a performance. At the same time we perceive pedestrians or museum and metro workers, or anyone who passes by as a potential audience and accidental participants of an invisible dance” says Vera.
As Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is interested in the development of live arts, the Museum is pleased to provide an opportunity for laboratory participants and Museum visitors to find themselves in the space of a performative experiment.