Before Naming

Performed by Kristina Johnstone and Thalia Laric; Lighting by Andi Colombo; Music by Zeitkratzer & Carsten Nicolai and Andy Moor & Yannis Kyriakides.

Before Naming comes from the ongoing practice and the shared research interests of dancers Kristina Johnstone and Thalia Laric. The work uses the dancers’ solo investigations of the mechanics of the body to develop movement material. With a score loosely guiding the dancers’ attention, Before Naming uses an approach to composition that allows a performance to evolve in real time. Resisting narrative and the improvising artist’s inner dramaturgical drive, the work arises from the interplay of dance, music, light and space, and the telepathic exchange of bodies attempting to share the same thinking place.