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In my choreographic works I combine my dance practice with my material-based expertise in set and costume design to create situations and images of speculative future visions. I have been very inspired by the writer Octavia Butler and feminist Sci-Fi literature: In the last years I have been experimenting with those texts as scores for making dances, creating characters for movement qualities and performative attitudes. My approach to the body oscillates between tool and material - it is demanded and nourished by itself and others, used, held, exploited. Following on from the physical tool-material relationship, my research into interactions with objects and space is also characterized by pragmatism and poetic abstraction. My choreographic settings intend to test the relations between the dancers, the space and materials and address the complexity, impossibility and necessity of community and cohesion in capitalism as it currently prevails globally.
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Why dance?
I came to institutionalised dance quite late, when I was 25. I think what drew me into dance were joyful and weird experiences of a bunch of people coming together, dancing, improvising – independent of their social status, and ability to express themselves through words. In that way, dance has a kind of utopian or anarchistic potential that is, for me the core of the practice.

I also have always been dancing a lot in clubs, which can be a similar experience. There is something about surrendering to a collective, to the physical and the music of course, that drives me toward dance.

excerpt from 2022 interview with Jette Büchsenschütz from PW magazine