A_Part

Moya Michael

2015, Seventyseven in collaboration with Sead's Bodhi Project

© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller
© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller
© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller
© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller
© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller
© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller
© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller
© Sommerszene Bernhard Mueller

That which connects and that which divides, being together and acting independently - this is what Moya Michael explores, working with three dancers from Salzburg’s renowned Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). To do that, she has created a concept of motion that stringently links a physical vocabulary and formal sequences, generating constantly varying constellations of bodies and space. Sound and light play a central compositional role in A_Part by precisely structuring the dancing and redefining the stage. Working with this ensemble for the Bodhi project, the South African-born choreographer has created an ar- resting dance piece that explores the in-between places of bodies and space and seeks to uncover the meaning and value of belonging.

The dance work A_Part is a continuation of the successful collaboration between SEAD and SZENE Salzburg as part of the Sommerszene festival. Guest choreographer Moya Michael was born in Johannesburg and trained at P.A.R.T.S. For many years, she was a member of the Akram Khan Company, and later the Rosas ensemble. She now lives in Brussels and has drawn increasing acclaim in recent years with her own choreography. 

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