CLARA J:SON BORG

Capability Test

(2015)


Performance / 15 min / Collaboration with Emma LaMoret och Amol Paktil


Produced and executed during the XXI CSAV-Laboratory; Materials for performance, directed by Yvonne Rainer and Andrea Klein and hosted by Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy.


Capability Test is a dance performance inspired by the Brazilian theatre director Augusto Bolas book Theatre of the Oppressed and his ideas around how to create a physical awareness in a community to increase the social engagement. Worked with was also structures from rhythmics pedagogy and how it works to increase empathy in humans.

Through movement scoreces and improvisation the performance visits various body interactions, positions, gestures, sounds and movements. Its dramaturgy investigates different collective identities such as a couple, a trio and a collective and how they can communicate through their bodies, noise and rhythms.