Right so straight off – I haven’t made up my mind.
I have an idea of dance made just for the radio. Dance that opens up to me, to any audience, through what is audible. The privileged sense is hearing rather than the visual that we tend to go for with anything other than music (and now we like to have a video at least to go with it).
Miguel Pereira’s Opus 49 features a sounding of a theatre, a listening to the floor and the walls and the empty auditorium, to the body of the performer and the world backstage (as he exits the theatre for a smoke) and eventually to the audience itself.
Nadja Hjorton’s Radio Dance (2012) is a solo dance performance that deals with dance and history filtered through a personal life story. Nadja Hjorton uses the radio format, and her performance moves through a subjective dance history that makes visible, and questions, a general dance history. In the performance, Nadja is broadcasting her radio program live, a program that covers her own life from childhood to adulthood with Sweden and the world's political climate as a back drop. It is a program about dance and dancing.
A score might be created for broadcast, the recording of a dancer in motion podcast and of course people might discuss dance. We might get to hear about dance and dancers in the same way that we do about film and books and music and the artist who make this work.
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