Modern dance solo (2014)

9′ 35” / 6′ (2 versions)

Choreography and Dance: Ruben Reniers
Music: Evelyn Saylor

Premiere: September 26, 2014, Solo/Duo Festival, Barnes Crossing, Cologne, Germany

January 17, 2015, Solo/Duo Festival, MOHA, Budapest, Hungary

June 9, 2015, Gdansk Dance Festival, Club Zak, Gdansk, Poland

July 3-5, 2015, DOCK 11, Berlin, Germany

November 6 & 8, 2015, euro-scene Leipzig Festival, Schauspielhaus, Leipzig, Germany

February 4, 6, & 7, 2016, DOCK 11, Berlin, Germany

January 23 & 24, 2017, Tafelhalle, Nürnberg, Germany

January 27, 2018, Solocoreografico Festival, Theater Gallus, Frankfurt, Germany

June 28, 2019, SoloDans Festival, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey

A ‘Ruben Reniers / rubarb dance & art’ production

The philosopher Lucretius posited that things shape their visibility by separating fine layers, simulacra, which leave imprints on our retina. Objects thus only concretize their shape by merging with our vision and are therefore only perceived by us as a kind of copy. But is this copy actually identical to the original? And if so, isn’t actually all that we see only a copy? To what extent does our view, already manipulated by our environment and the people and media, manipulate the image? So if we can not believe our eyes anymore – maybe we can trace the authenticity of things with the periphery of our body. Can our intuition help to distinguish between appearance and reality, between what is and what we make off it? Are not we all a copy of our own original? At least in the eyes of the others?

Winner: Best solo – newcomer Förderpreis and Audience Award at the SOLO|DUO FESTIVAL IN COLOGNE 2014
Jury: “This solo shows a clear composition with space for performative quality. Ruben convinced by using simple means to visually complement the choreography.”

Finalist at the ‘Best German Dance Solo’ Competition in Leipzig 2015