broke (2022)

concept/dance/text: Julian Weber Music: Ángela Muñoz Performance/assistance: Asya Ashman Costume: Don Aretino Video-documentation: Dorothée Meddens

At De Oude Warande, the public is taken on an excursion through the park. Their guide constantly changes roles, professions and gender, transforming from human into animal, from hunter into prey, from dominant into submissive and from rational thinker into intuitive doer. At various locations in the park the tour stops, where Weber is dancing, interacting with the environment, while introducing potential histories of the site - blurring facts and fiction. On their tour through the park, Weber is accompanied by a musician, a drummer on a mobile stage, which Weber drags behind them. In equine terminology, ‘broke’ refers to a horse that has been trained to be ridden or to pull a vehicle. The musician drums at the various stopping points and also while moving. With the mobile stage, Weber is referring to the globalized (art) world, in which people and things are constantly dragged around the world. It is at the same time a symbolic reference to the need to stretch the boundaries of sculpture.

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