A friend told me that fluff is basically the touch and I very much like this idea, though it is a bit cheesy. It’s equally the material as well as the space in between, which makes it kind of hard to grasp both metaphorically as well as literally.
FLUFF somehow grew out of its title. fluff as something soft like the feathers of a bird or maybe some dust in a corner and also fluff as something trivial, superficial or failing. The piece continues my research into different strategies of choreography as camouflage through simple and intimate gestures, without spectacle or seeking to guide. Different textures and movements slowly slide into each other, allowing for an ambiguous dance that withdraws from representation and opens up to an arcane yet contemplative experience. fluff here is equally the material as well as the space in-between- forms appear and are emptied out again, like a sculpture park that one happens to pass by.
Choreography & Performance: Emmilou Rößling
Special Thanks to Gabi Beier and ada Studio Berlin.
video documentation: https://vimeo.com/314534029
Premiere: 26 January 2019 at ada Studio in Uferstudios Berlin
Dates: 4 March 2019 Movement Research at the Judson Church New York
2+3 November 2019 StudioNaxos FFM
7+8 December 2019 Les Urbaines Festival Lausanne
28 January 2020 Bâtard Festival Beursschouwburg Brussels