The Humane Body: Anatomie

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The Humane Body: Anatomie

  • Sat 21 Oct 2017

In Anatomie, Anne Juren invites you to reimagine your body and its boundaries.

The choreography of this experience takes place inside your body - a landscape of fantastic and delirious spaces where the dysfunctional and unimaginable are possible.

This is a dance performance unlike any other in which you are dancer, choreography and spectator, all without moving, and with your eyes closed.

There will be two performances on Saturday: 4pm & 6:15pm


In her Studies on Fantasmical Anatomies, Anne Juren attempts to expand the imagination of the body and its boundaries by proposing a textual landscape in which the choreography is placed inside the body of the spectator. The performance distorted the membranes of the spectator in order to travel the inner and unknown parts of its body. Doing this, it imposes an unreading of what a body is and where its borders are and disrupts the logic of anatomy by creating unexpected relations. During this trip inside its own body, the spectator is engaged in different states of kinaesthetic, sensorial, mental and cosmic cannibalistic experiences. A landscape of phantasmagoric and delirious spaces is opened, where dysfunctional relations and unimaginable actions can take place, troubling the relations between inner and outer sensations. In writing this piece Juren worked visual impaired and blind people conducting interviews and collecting responses on physical impressions, kinesthetic reactions and visual images. These texts contribute to the inner landscape which is traversed during Juren?s performance proposing disorientation as an experimental way to reestablish unsuspected and improbable relations between body and mind, imagination and sensation, experience and language, action and non-action.

For Anatomie, Anne Juren invited visual artist Vladimir Miller to create a fragmented landscape of architectural objects, a shifting space space which can be entered as strange body.


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