as neutral as possible

2009

Philosopher Roland Barthes defines ‘neutral’ as a great act of liberation. In contrast, for Blanchot it is an enormous frustration, because it was clear to him that the more we know, the more difficult it is to be neutral or to adopt a neutral position. Maybe neither of them is right. Or perhaps both are!

Neutral literally means neither one nor the other, and is often used synonymously with impartial, asexual, unbiased and balanced. as neutral as possible began as an attempt to approach the term ‘neutral’ and ended in contradiction.

En réfléchissant sur la ‘neutralité,’ affichée jusqu’à l’isolement, de son pays, la suissesse ouvre, avec ses trois charismatiques interprètes issus de la danse et du théâtre, un chantier passionnant sur l’implication et l’indifférence, l’immobilisme d’une impartialité qui peut se transformer en ‘manipulation passive’ et pire… Concrètement, ça implique le public après avoir mis le plateau sous tension, on y rit jaune et on y voit rouge.

Denis Bonneville, La Marseillaise (Marseille, France)

 

Festival Mdanse / Question de danse | Théâtre Les Bernadines Marseille | 27 & 28 October 2009 | France

 

Concept and choreography: Jessica Huber
Dance and choreographical collaboration: Tim Fletcher, Mickaël Henrotay Delaunay, Lukas Waldvogel
Music: Explosions in the sky
Production: A®TEM / Yvonne Dünki 

Length: 20 min.

A coproduction with Tanzhaus Zürich, Théâtre Sévelin 36 & Mdanse Festival/Question de danse (Marseille)