urban weeds as agency -> a dance
I believe they are more than only humans in the world.
I insist that humans and nonhumans of any culture, race and gender has the rights to have a place, to be opportunist and to act with no fear. This totality is what I call resilience. I insist that gestures and movement is thought. I’m in the search for an other kind of theater, a dance where choreography is build through human and nonhuman as agents -> a multi-species ethno-choreo-botan-ography. I believe there is a cultural evolution that is rooted in our flesh beyond the humans. My choreographic practice reveals sensorial, bodily and affective experiences, questions and thoughts with spontaneous urban plants (plants that are oft undesirable and called weeds). The choreographic practice shoots out to explore themes of immigration, cultivation, feminism (female desire), vegetal philosophies, taxonomy and sexuality. The radicle goes into the cracks, looking at value, comfort/discomfort, maintaining, emotional labor and care. ____ andrea haenggi, 2017
photo 1 and 2 by photographer Julie Lemberger