Video

Project

#STATE

100 Participants

60 Videos

25 Countries

1 World 

1 Message

D A N C E

This is a short film of approx 12min so I recommend you to sit down with a cup of tea, preferable with a big screen (tv/Mac/pc not phone) and high volume, disconnect from the outside world, Sign up and enjoy the film. Alternative way to watch by Youtube

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The Idea
 

Video Project #STATE 🏴 is the project i made during lockdown with my wish to connect people from around the world with my choreography, a fragile geography: STATE. Featuring and premiering the music by Adrian Blezien Pérez "la follia divina" and "La union hace la fuerza" plus 60 beautiful dancers from 25 different countries from USA to Singapore, from Hong Kong to UK, from Argentina to India and more connected by the dance and dancing “STATE”

Italy 🇮🇹, Australia 🇦🇺, Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, Mexico 🇲🇽, Lithuania 🇱🇹, Chile 🇨🇱, USA 🇺🇸, Hong Kong 🇭🇰, Russia 🇷🇺, England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, India 🇮🇳, Spain 🇪🇸, Singapore 🇸🇬, Canada 🇨🇦, Argentina 🇦🇷, Philippines 🇵🇭, Malta 🇲🇹, Sweden 🇸🇪, Norway 🇳🇴, Germany 🇩🇪, Israel 🇮🇱 , Czech Republic 🇨🇿 , France 🇫🇷, Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿, China 🇨🇳.

 

We are all living through a new international experience and I want to show how connected we can still be - we might be remote physically but we can still connect virtually. Despite the circumstances we can still dance together internationally. 

Meet the dancers


ABOUT my work in progress:

I started to develop this new section of my project A Fragile Geography, last year 2019 during my residency at CND (Compañia Nacional de Danza, Madrid,Spain) and The Work Room (Glasgow, UK) and future support from Citymoves (Aberdeen, UK) and Dance Base (Edinburgh, UK).  I had the pleasure to be researching material at the studio with the amazing dancers and artist Laura García Aguilera and Maria Palliani.

a fragile geography:STATE  synopsis: 

In a State controlled by power, money and fear, citizens believe they enjoy a freedom that they do not really possess. The way they move, cry, smile and wait does not belong to them anymore. Emotion does not exist, there is no place for it. Two people perform their show, twice a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Their movements are robotic, mechanical, there is nothing they can control because they control nothing: they have become automatons. The only thing that seems to be able to release them are the memories in which human emotion seems to be discovered through the traditional dance of previous generations that have already left.

 

Music by the violinist Adrian Blezien Pérez, 

"la follia divina" and "La union hace la fuerza"

I really enjoyed the workshop! Relating the piece to my country (Singapore), I felt both pride and fear - pride because of all the things that Singapore has and is doing well in, and fear because of the censorship and self-censorship that is prevalent here. Specifically for the current situation, my fear also stems from the uncertainty of everything as well as how and when life will return to normal.  

Yeo Kai Qing Joanne, Singapore

#dreamteam international cast

Claudia Crispino (Napoli, Italy)

Jack Anderson (Glasgow, Scotland)

Jackie Tamayo (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Maria Palliani (Rome, Italy)

Niels Claes (Klaipeda Lithuania)

Jane Llaha Olmeda (Florence, Italy)

Sol Dugatkin (Santiago, Chile)

Thania Acaron (Cardiff Wales)

Christine He (Hong Kong)

Svetlana Malinina (Moscow, Russia)

Katie Taylor (Aberdeen, UK)

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan (Bangalore, India)

Oscar Rodriguez Soriano (Barcelona, Spain) 

Chang Kai Wen (Singapore)

Kimberley Chia (Singapore)

Joanne Yeo (Singapore)

Angela Wilson (London, UK)

Cheryl Goh (Singapore)

Gwynne Bilski (Glasgow, Scotland)

Yuxi Jiang (Xiamen China)

Roberto Lazzari (Venice, Italy)

Masha Ugrozova (London, UK)

Aina Joaniquet (Barcelona, Catalonia)

Francesca Fogliano (Naples, Italy)

Farners Salmeron Mir (Barcelona, Catalonia)

Joel Wilson (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Laia Gomez Redondo (Barcelona, Spain)

Jennifer Elise Steele (Glasgow, Scotland)

Serena Micalizzi-Coyle (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Nidhi Baadkar (Toronto, Canada)

Martina Gastaldi (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Liza Malong (London, UK)

Sherwin Santiago (Baguio City, Philippines)

Tejaswini Loundo (Goa, India)

Andrada Dragoescu (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Hugo Mercier (Malta)

Xenres Kirishima (Singapore)

Grace Keeble (London, UK)

Anna Borràs (Malmö, Sweden)

Maybelle Lek (Singapore)

Alvin Toh Quanyong (Sydney, Australia)

Amulya Ravikumar (Bangalore, India)

Miriam Hammersland (Oslo, Norway)

Josefine Patzelt (Köln, Germany)

Olivia Roach (Glasgow, Scotland)

Mao Wei (Hong Kong)

Ishai Karasenti (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Amber Dollin (Glasgow, Scotland)

Cymone Woo (Singapore)

Alyssandra Wu (San Francisco, USA)

Anagha Kashyap (Bangalore, India)

Anna Jirmanova (Šumperk, Czech Republic)

Amruth Holla (Bangalore, India)

Laura Marcou (Bordeaux, France)

Au Shu Qi (Singapore)

Reneejo Euriel Lascano (Santa Rosa, Philippines)

Xuedanyang Wang (Guiyang, China)

Joanne Pierrie (Glasgow, Scotland)

Jeanne Morel (Paris, France)

Carrissa Ting (Singapore)

Watch postcard from each dancers from around the world

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This project is unfunded so if you would like to make any DONATION to support my work, I would be super grateful.

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