– A performance about connecting
Almost all of the building blocks of the Earth is inside your phone. Everything in the Universe consist of different elements, and out of the Earths 83 stable elements 70 enter into smartphones.
In Nature´s Calling Tora Balslev animates her smartphone. Through dance and music she calls upon the nature in the phone, giving it body and soul in a sensuous dimension. She embodies the smartphones components, letting them move and speak using her body as medium.
75% of English school kids wish that social media did not exist. Google, Twitter and facebook-employees who helped making the internet addicting are logging themselves off. Does gadgets designed to connect us instead make us disconnected to ourselves and the world around? How do we navigate and balance with these networks so close that they are almost part of our own body?
With Nature´s Calling we attempt to see our daily things from a new perspective, to create a sensuous and poetic anchor in the daily sphere and discuss what smartphones does to us and how we navigate in this new field. The performance unfolds the extract of our nature, culture and industrial history embedded in smartphones in order to better understand what we are holding in our hand and how to use it.
Choreographer and performer: Tora Balslev
Composer: Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard
Costume design: Lise Klitten
Lighting design: Martin Danielsen
Dramaturg: Betina Birkjær
Choreography consultant: Kitt Johnson
Scenography consultant: Lise Klitten
Vlog consultant, film: Maia E. Sørensen
LBO: Jonathan Hjorth
Production: Gry Raaby
Administration: Projektcentret Dansehallerne
Assistant: Laura Hagen Aagaard
Costume assistant: Geneviéve Tremblay
Photo: Jens Juul