'more time in your thighs'dance/physical theatre/video 40 min
concept/choreography/performance: Monika Smekot
visuals: Monika Smekot
supported by: Creative Scotland, Ponderosa-Movement & Discovery, Kinning Park Complex
My head. My shoulders. My groins. My legs.
Some of them in the past, Some in the present
Where is my body? “When” is my body?
...following the abilities and powerlessness…
I find the Body that, reflects me, hides me
reveals me, shames me, presents me …
Limbs run ahead, or try to catch up
A symphony of disconnected tempos….
My ongoing curiosity about time and my interest in the physicality of the body drove me to ask questions about ‘the time of the body’. The exploration of the body in movement becomes an exploration of my history…
The first stage of ‘more time in your thighs’ was developed during a choreographic module at Ponderosa
(guided by Maria F.Scaroni). The second stage of the work was mentored by Maite Delafin.
Sound support: Jassem Hindi
Rehearsal support: Laura Burns and Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín