Cataract is based on the idea that our outlook on reality is unclear, veiled… and that it can’t be any other way. Our inspiration comes out of Sufi philosophy, with which Jinn as a Buddhist in Malaysia is also familiar. During rehearsals, a residency period of two weeks, we developed dance and scenography based on philosophical conversations about the theme and what it means to each of us.
Work in progress showings with after talk with the public where in 2018 at Cultuurhuis De Warande in Turnhout (BE), at DepenDance, DansBrabant (NL) and at TanzART (DE).
Cataract is a collaboration between Swiss-Dutch choreographer Katja Grässli, Flemisch cultural philosopher Marc Colpaert, Malaysian dancer Beh Chin Lau (Jinn), Swiss-Brazilian dancer Natalie Wagner and me, with coaching by dance dramaturg Guy Cools. Made possible by DansBrabant (NL), Cultuurhuis de Warande (BE), TanzART (DE) & Strijbos&vanRijswijk.
Video edit by Natalie Wagner