We all use it, constantly and permanently. Video chats have become our new daily routine, and our dialogue partners have been reduced to tiles or dots. The bodies disappear, and people seem to have lost the lower parts of their bodies. And even if we cut each other off before, wholly new phenomena of interruption are happening now: It stutters, things get stuck, it shakes, it repeats. We seek contact by stretching our heads towards the screen yet only gain distance by disclosing our nostrils. “glitchy communication” playfully examines our online video communication during this time while conducting artistic choreographic experiments in it.
Stefanie Elbers works as a freelance choreographer and dance educator in North Rhine-Westphalia. Her educational and choreographic activities in the segments of dance and theatre span all age groups. Together with director Oleg Zhukov, Stefanie Elbers regularly develops plays with young people at FFT Düsseldorf.
Duration: 35 min. feedback talk included / event with TGSD (German sign language done by deaf interpreters).
Concept and artistic director: Stefanie Elbers; Performance: Finn Cam, Sumejja Dizdarevic, Emma Mertens, Melina Riegels, Lilly Sandberger, Aisvika Soothilingam
This project takes place in the context of Take-off: Junger Tanz. Düsseldorf, funded by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW. Take-off: Junger Tanz is a project of tanzhaus nrw in cooperation with cultural, educational and social institutions of Düsseldorf.