I AM SEVERAL / Ik ben een aantal is the result of a six-month residency period at Fresh AIR Berlin. It is an audio installation + performance with three dancers (Hannah Ackerman, Ariel Hayun and Axier Iriarte), made in collaboration with choreographer Merel Franx. More information you’ll find on the website of Urban Nation / Fresh AIR.
I AM SEVERAL is an electronic music piece leading up to a contemporary dance performance, using a polyphony of voices. It is about the different people we can be, pluriformity versus surrender, the individual versus the group. Inspired by choir music, it combines sound and movement to create a sensuous experience of togetherness and extasy. This project is about finding ones voice, about being autonomous and the loneliness this can bring forth, but also about ways in which we are so elementary alike. Made in collaboration with choreographer Merel Franx.
Concept and music: Marjolein van der Meer
Choreography: Merel Franx
Dancers: Ariel Hayun, Hannah Ackerman and Axier Iriarte.
Thanks to: Stiftung Berliner Leben, SoAP Maastricht, the technical team of Stiftung Berliner Leben, Sanne van Rijn, Ruth Benschop, Bart van den Eynde, Anne de Loos, Beatrijs Dikker, Malu Peeters, Raymond Deirkauf, Timo Tembuyser, Tanja Elstgeest, Leonie Clement, Joanna Simson and all co-residents.