A Tiny Cut in a Velvet Dress II – SPACE SEMANTICS

By and with: Julie-Anne Stanzak, Gesa Piper, Scott Jennings, Pawel Malicki, Martina La Ragione, Ophelia Young, Oleg Stepanov and Nathalie Larquet

About the project

„A Tiny Cut in a Velvet Dress II – SPACE SEMANTICS“ –

Is an installative performance and a radical further development of A TINY CUT IN A VELVET DRESS into the analogue space, which is characterised by its apparent dissolution in and for the Cubic Studios Düsseldorf.

The performance was conceived for one performer at a time and is divided into three analogue parts of 15 minutes each and also three intermezzi in the form of projections | screens, quasi as intermediate worlds that the audience can experience as they wander between the spaces. The première | prototype of SPACE SEMANTICS took place in Düsseldorf at Cubic Studios. SPACE SEMANTICS seeks its following version and performances primarily in large spaces and especially in museums.


Nathalie Larquet artistic statement

I prefer to take risks rather than settle for what I know and what is connected to my experience. My experience of dance has become a second skin, because I am now discovering the fascination of a space in terms of colours, textures, shapes and sound, all of which contribute to the outcome of a story expressed in gestures, in the inner intensity and strong presence of a protagonist… these elements interact and convey a particular and strange atmosphere.

I like things to develop in the uncertainty and sense of exploration of new areas related to our own limitations. I make sure to create an unknown terrain with the protagonist that not only refers to the inner states related to the subject we are interested in. ….. working with an intuitive approach plays a major role. the inner dimension that resonates with the space. the inner and outer dialogue finds its dimension in the space and in the interpretation of the gestures. the idea that I support is that of creating one’s own rituals that open up new possibilities of expression and intentions in space. The desire to create a unique and authentic moment that has a framework that can be reproduced while leaving space to the moment, and to be free to insert new elements into each new performance. The ability to adapt to each new space is also a challenge that opens up new possibilities for the piece.


Sponsors & Supporters

Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz, the Kulturbüro Wuppertal and with the kind support of Christian Baierl – Renaissance Immobilien AG