Stephanie Felber

setting a environment for things to happen


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working method, particular interest:

My understanding of choreographic work is less a composed dance form, and more as an architectural arrangement of the human body in space and time. I want to create a space where different levels of perception can be experienced. I question the environment and the role of the audience.
My main research topic is how specific movements relate to social. This focus includes attempting to analyze my habits through scanning the space around me, and observing different people and their actions in daily life. Conscious and unconscious productions of postures and gestures have communicative functions, and I’m interested in these personal signatures. The bodily narratives of domestic situations can be or can become a ritual. They are ordinary activities, like traveling between home and work, moments of being in-between, moments of waiting or taking a break. For me it is interesting to look specifically into all these „in-between spaces“ of embodied expressions of modern urban culture and civilization because they seem to tell stories of cultural and social practices and identities as a living enactment of the very present.
In addition, questioning the role of the audience, which includes us all in this expanded enquiry, is very important to me. Experimenting with subtle variations and deviations away from a classical role of the audience as a recipient substantially influences my process.