Hundred Eighty presents a precise and sober dance for the camera. By turning the camera upside down, what we know about gravity is put into question. Simple moves makes us shift our way of seeing. Watching this video is feed by the idea that right and left hemisphere work differently: Left half of the brain is specialized for language functions; ‘naming’. The mode of the left is verbal and analytic, while that of the right is nonverbal, global, rapid, complex, whole-pattern, spatial and perceptual-processing. The movements’ material was generated after body training practices and mechanics of transportation.
Hundred Eighty is an upside down dance for the camera.
"Seeing comes before words…The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation never quite fits the sight." From Ways of seeing by John Berger.
This video displays the difference between “what you are seeing” and “what you think you are seeing” via a body in motion.
Country of Origin Belgium / Spain Year of Completion 2007/2008 Director Albert Quesada Choreographer Albert Quesada Duration 17min Screening History 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (dança em foco) 2007 Basel, Switzerland (ScreenDance) 2007 London, UK (Robin Howard Dance Theater) 2008 Brussels, Belgium (Kaaitheater Studios) 2008 Lisbon, Portugal (Alkantara Festival) 2008 Almada, Portugal (16ª Quinzena de Dança de Almada) 2009 Milano, Italy (Solo in Azione, Espressione)