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Carareretetatakakekerers is dance piece that was presented to a public audience of approx 180 viewers at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, on 14 & 15 Oct 2021.

Terms of austerity & systems that insist on self-reliance have permeated the UK in recent years. Carareretetatakakekerers challenges the constraining & polarising forces of austerity by embracing ways that bodies exceed and connect across categories of difference - like an event of contagious laughter between strangers. It sees overspill as carrying seeds for imagining and embodying alternative futures, as well as proposing questions of what might be at stake when we gather to watch others. It troubles actions, images and desires towards an ethics of care.

Three performers quiver their way through dance techniques and get caught in loops. They host divergent rhythms, spend energy getting nowhere, and trip themselves up. Recycling actions from previous performances, physical coaching and social situations, they channel all the trainings in their bodies and see what happens. They try to take things slow but sometimes get caught in the routine.

Embracing interdependence and practices of care, Carareretetatakakekerers asks when and why bodies are thought to exceed themselves. What futures or planes of relation are possible when we recognise that we hold each other up? After all, self-reliance can be so austere.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2021

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