“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 German choreographer and dancer Dore Hoyer’s Afectos Humanos. Originally produced between 1959 and 1962, Afectos Humanos is 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, when a choreographic language is reinterpreted, and when history is reanimated in the present.
Pol Pi is a Brazilian dance artist based in France since 2013. Pi studied classical music at the University of Campinas, Brazil and from 2013 to 2015 he attended the master’s program in choreography in Montpellier, France. He produced and directed five editions of Free to Fall São Paulo project and worked as a professional musician for more than 10 years. His work has been presented at the Centre national de la danse, Festival Montpellier Danse, Musée de la Danse, and PACT Zollverein, among others.
Post Performance Conversations: Thursday, October 24