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Not About Everything
Les Soirées Nomades de la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain — Studio du CDC

Daniel Linehan, Not About Everything, Studio du CDC, 2009

© Le Printemps de Septembre— à Toulouse

photo Franck Alix

A dancer comes on stage alone and starts to revolve on his own axis, slowly at first, then in a frenzied and obsessive way. Without ever stopping, and talking all the while, Daniel Linehan introduces, in this displacement of the body, a series of variations, accelerations and subtle intervals, creating a strange and complex dance.

 

 

What does the festival’s subtitle “Here where I am doesn’t exist” do for you?
Daniel Linehan : Hamlet wonders whether “to be or not to be”. As if there existed here, for him, a place to be in. Where might this place actually be? What is the place of his being? Can it be identified?... The performance Not About Everything does not talk about the place “where I am”. I cannot see where I am so I cannot know where I am. I cannot see the spectators surrounding me. I see just a confused mass. At once lit and dark. The floor, beneath my feet, no longer seems solid; it seems absent. My own sensation is one of disorientation. Fits of dizziness, nausea in the offing. I cannot get my bearings; I cannot find my place. In the end I talk… Does the place where I am exist?

 

Jointly produced with the Centre de Développement Chorégraphique, Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées.