part 2, SINGLE-UNIT HUNTER STYLE
15 July – 30 July 2012
The second part of the collaboration invites the audience to watch a 40 minute basketball performance. The visitors can view the game from the outside in a cinematic situation, while listening to the audio track of “Screening Room”, a 1975s TV program, in which Alan Lomax introductions to his theory of choreometrics are alternated by excerpts of his film “Dance and Human History”. In the performance, the narrated movements of the dancers in the film is replaced by the live action of the basketball players.
Beach Boys like bus drivers conveying a school picnic; they look happy and responsible, while the passengers are having a ball. Exaggeration of the head is the new thing, almost pecking. Thrusting, poker-faced, basically Arcticstyle is only slightly African. Trunk is one unit. Very simultaneous movement, jerky, linear, simple reversal. Low in variation. Low in luidity. Steady, fast tempo. (Alan Lomax)