Pol Pi: ECCE (H)OMO

© Photo: Magalie Mobeite

10/24 | 7:30 PM
The Dance Center - Columbia College Chicago
1306 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
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How can a choreographer’s legacy be preserved? In ECCE (H)OMO, Pol Pi reconstructs and transports Afectos Humanos, a work from German choreographer and dancer Dore Hoyer. Originally produced between 1959 and 1962, Afectos Humanosis was composed of five short solos representing five emotions: vanity, desire, hatred, fear and love. Pol Pi recreates the piece for ECCE (H)OMO in collaboration with choreographer Martin Nachbar and translates Hoyer’s gestures into a style of his own. The result is an intensive investigation into what it means when movements are expressed by different bodies, a choreographic language is reinterpreted, and history is reanimated in the present.

About the Artist

Pol Pi is a brazilian trans dance artist based in France. He is interested in a broader understanding of the choreographic field, working around questions on memory and temporality, language, and notions of archive and translation in dance. He graduated in Music from the University of Campinas (Brazil) and has a master degree in choreography from the program exerce of the CCN of Montpellier. Before meeting contemporary dance, he worked in theater, music and opera. In 2017, he founded the company NO DRAMA in France and created since the soli ECCE (H)OMO (2017), ALEXANDRE (2018), Me Too, Galatea (2018) and Là (2019). Pol has also worked and performed for Clarissa Sacchelli, Eszter Salamon, Latifa Laabissi/Nadia Lauro, Aude Lachaise, Anna Anderegg and Anne Collod, and he is a founding member of Trans’On’Danse, a series of mouvement based workshops by and for transgender, non-binary, intersex and questioning people.
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