"SONGOFMYSELF" 

Premiere: Jan. 2004

Duration: approx. 65 min

 

Choreography: Morgan Nardi

Dance: Kathrin Heide, Barbara Schröer, 

Alfonso Bordi, Andreas Simon

Visual art: Naoko Tanaka

Soundarrangement: Andrei Loginov

Lighting: Gernot Schmiedberger

Costume: Cecilia Cecci

Co-production by the  tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf and the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg.

Promoted by the Office for Culture of the state capital Düsseldorf, the Kunststiftung NRW and Fonds Darstellende Künste.

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, 

And what I assume you shall assume, 

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

- Walt Whitman

 

From the horizontal and vertical perspective there is a search for where original phenomena intersect and connect. Colors, positions and directions mutally supplement, cause and affect each other. Individual and collective “country” maps are thereby written, which determine the demarcation, direction and goal of the development of all the searchers and vice versa.

Tour

01. & 02. April 2005; TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz, Stuttgart

23. & 24. Jan.2004; Grand Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg

17. &19. June 2004; tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

Press

Songofmyself plays with the idea of a blank sheet or a sheet continually being rewritten, and it richly illustrates the art of writing on the natural law of transformation and creation. The body and the private sphere as a mirror image of the world. 

(Gesa Pölert)

 

Morgan Nardi and Naoko Tanaka use reality as a springboard into another fantastic world. Rudimentary, limited dance steps illustrate the topic of the title. What for Whitman is the celebration of the universal cosmic “myself” Ludica reinterprets as the celebration of the “myself” in conflict with other individuals. 

(Thomas Hag)

© 2019 Naoko Tanaka