INTRODUCTION

We are Matevž Dobaj and Neus Barcons Roca, a choreographic team based in Brussels, working together since 2013. Together we created a number of shorter pieces and evening works. Our work is driven by explorations of perception, recently with the emphasis on breath and breathing. We move through our artistic experiments questioning our body limits, physical and mental projections into different narrative layers in strong connection to the landscapes we operate in.
Our practise is strongly connected to breathing - as an integral part of movement and dance, a proximity point where material (carnal) and the symbolic meet. It is an expression dealing with the functions, shape and kinetics of the body in relation to its social, cultural and political frames. It represents the place where activity and expressivity are tied back to the material body.

CHAPTER: BREATH

IT IS LIKE AIR

In residence at kunstencentrum Buda, Kortrijk

STILL SKETCHES


READY MADE


Expanding space and changing horizons raises a question of where/what are we looking in/at. The space becomes emerged with the external factors and is dictating the rhythm and content. It does not offer an empty canvas but it is by itself creating a kinetic experience. It offers a dynamic landscape rather than a finite space. The focal point can travel with the strings in suggested directions, making the texture of the view smooth and active in motion.




“Ready made open practise" is a movie, a performance and a documentation of a process. It shows fragile work moments right at the beginning of the rehearsals. It is a first meeting of three artist, two dancers and a musician, entering a professional working situation. They share their artistic practise with each other and collaborate in performative situations.

Air is without definite form. It spreads and get wasted. It burns to consume itself and longs for infinity.