White Landing - The Happy Living Trilogy #1
Solo with live music
White Landing deals with personal experiences as well as reflections on happiness and how it is portrayed in the media. The performance revolves around a figure, alone in her apartment, pondering about herself and her life.
A lady on a white carpet fully encapsulated by cables and lamps. We hear about a day when nothing happens, nothing apparent at least. As a result, it is the less tangible things that come to the fore. Splinters from the past and present, between the banality of everyday life and inner chasms, land at our feet. Taiwanese dancer I-Fen Lin turns this solo into a highly personal virtuoso dance performance in which she always has the upper hand, because only she determines what she divulges.
Concept/Direction: Stephanie Thiersch
Dance/Creation: I-Fen Lin
Sound/Composition: Joseph Suchy
Stage: Martin Rottenkolber
Photography: Jennifer Pasquier, Tom Trambow
MOUVOIR in Co-production with freihandelszone ensemblenetzwerk köln, tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf
funded by: Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Kunststiftung NRW, RheinEnergie Stiftung und SK Stiftung Kultur
Equally beauty and the beast. White Landing is a Rock’n Roll style piece, a punch, a declaration of love to dance. (Jean-Marc Drouillard, www.danseamontpellier.com)
White Landing is a finely chiselled solo in which the flashbacks Lin performs through her dance bring to mind moments of happiness in her life. The musical accompaniment to her performance is provided by Joseph Suchy, who, from time to time, is not averse to waving his electric guitar around the room like a witching stick. Perfectly staged: live sound, mood-building lighting, amplifier signals and recorded narratives are interwoven in this highly personal solo. (AKT)
[…] the half-hour performance successfully straddles the paradox of distance from very close up. (3/12 tanz, Zeitschrift für Ballett, Tanz und Performance)
The Flokati rug is her habitat: small, soft, secure, secluded. An unobtrusive image without the psychological decor. (Melanie Suchy, Rheinische Post)