MOTION AS REVELATION –TRACING THE DANCE OF LIFE
ZAZUA started out as a studio practice involving dancers in immersive“movement modeling” for the painting ofvisual art. It matured into a new radical performance-art technique that fuses painting, live music and dance, and that shares the transformative experience.
In ZAZUA, a blank sheet of paper is rolled out upon the floor. This paper then turns into a painting through a dynamic and intimate interplay between action- painter and dancer(s)—to the ongoing scenography provided by the musician.The result is a “motion portrait” that aims to capture a “gist memory” of thelive, 25-45 minute, joint creative trance.
Throughout the work the dancer treads upon the paper as the action-painter traces the dance and captures its mark.
The urgency of completing the painting, under the tyranny of the ever ticking clock turns the performance from an improvisation into a creation, and the audience from spectators to witnesses.