FAQ: Nicole Peisl
Where is the line between movement and dance?
There is no line, lines might be utilized as tools when moving (in Vielfalt a rope is a line).
Do you prefer dancing on your own or together with other people?
What is your inspiration when you do choreographies? What was the inspiration/starting point for the work you show at DANCE?
I want to state that even if I inspire, organize and bring the structures for a choreography, I am never doing this by myself. Choreographing is something in my opinion that is done together. I like to approach it as a situated practice within a situated group. Donna Haraway calls a situated knowledge practice: one that hinges on embodied knowledge, limited locations and partial positioning.
How do you prepare for rehearsals? Do you come with a detailed concept/score or do you develop while improvising?
You prepare with what is relevant to the situated – but preparation in itself is crucial, e.g: by setting a clear intension.
What about the ideas and personalities of the dancers – do you want to integrate/show them? If yes, how? If not, why?
Of course! It is essential to the working in situated groups with situated practices.
In your work: what is the body? (And where is mind?)
It is always movement.
* special question: When does relation become communication and how important is language in terms of the spoken word?
Language in terms of spoken word is utilized as a tool and can help and support relation and recognition.
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