Apr 15, 2009


I believe that to continue living in these current times we need a spark of hope , utopian thinking and constructive actions to create -Something that makes sense and has the prospect of development and which allows us to perceive its reason(s), -Something that without exploiting or ignoring the inequality in the current world manages to evoke laughter and perhaps even manifest new models for thinking and action -Something which still induces, preserves and gives value for individual experiences and desires.- Something which springs from simplicity and the immanent conditions of the situation/the moment.

“the spectacle”
by Inari Salmivaara

The Spectacle is the fifth and last part of the performance series “5 IN A WORK NOT CITED” by Inari Salmivaara. It is the story of an expedition that set out to look for the perfect performance.
The performance zooms into captured moments, dialogues, movements, images and sounds from its own process and places them into a theatrical constellation. The participants retrace and share their experiences of the journey. The performance is a poetic documentation of their search.

“The Spectacle” is created in collaboration with Viljam Nybacka , Pedro Ines, and Lucia Lawaai
and it is produced by DansWerkPlaats Amsterdam

more info about the series:

At times all I need is a brief glimpse, an opening in the midst of an incongruous landscape, a glint of lights in the fog, the dialogue of two passerby meeting in the crowd, and I think that, setting out from there, I will put together, piece by piece, the perfect city, made of fragments mixed with the rest, of instants separated by intervals, of signals one sends out, not knowing who receives them. If I tell you that the city that my journey tends is discontinuous in space and time, now scattered, now more condensed. You must not believe the search , for it can stop. (Italo Calvino, Invisble cities)

2.3.and 4. of Oct
In Amsterdam