The Good H:E:A:R:T: is a contemporary dance performance about the female heart as a place of resistance in the social body.
The performance is developed in collaboration with Carmen Moreira (director of SQx Dance) and Josephine Craig Penner (SQx Dance).
The piece is structured in 3 parts ( The Good Heart; Resistance; and Aufhebung – Triptych ) and has a gallery version with ca. 20min and a stage version of ca. 45 min.
Videos and sound installation are forming the stage setups.
Drawings and photography as well as prints in limited edition are part of the project. At the end of the production (mid-2020) will be launched an art book.
The dance project The Good H:E:A:R:T: is reflecting on the idea of the social body, mainly on the concept of resistance as female quality situated in the human heart. In a modern understatement, resistance is a sociopolitical activity of disobeying, opposing or refusing injustice or other ethical absence. And at the same time, of advocating policies, principles, and universal values for the natural and social realms. Resistance can have different forms and expressions, mostly non-harming. At the core of The Good H:E:A:R:T: is the idea of resistance as a possibility of regeneration and transcendence. So, this attitude in resistance could be characterized as female and is inherent in all human beings as awareness, recognition, as well as empathy, are conditions of knowledge and transformation, going beyond dichotomy and conflict. The characteristics of resistance are often represented by the symbol of the heart, in its cultural/religious and physical meanings of connectivity, care, sharing, creation, transcendence. I structured the work in three units whereby the third unit has three parts itself. By the German word Aufhebung is given the complex definition of the “good heart” as the meaning of this word is threefold: 1)preserve, conserve; 2) abolish, suspend 3) transcend, sublate.more here
Rachela Abbate: script and artistic director, video and sound design
Carmen Moreira: choreography, dancer
Josephine Craig Penner: coordination, dancer
The Imperatives project
This dance piece is a successful first collaboration in the frame of Imperatives, writing a major chapter in its experimental Encyclopédie Raisonné, the art dictionary on knowledge communication and social awareness. The Imperatives project is about art in relation to the inner principle, the consciousness, and how it finds its expression in political activities, mainly in form of civil disobedience, and is related to knowledge communication and discourse. Diderot’s dictionary in the 18th century as a tool for enlightenment and subversive activity is a model for my experimental Encyclopédie Raisonné to organize all the topics and to create a format which allows growth and distribution independently from its author. One of the three classifications is Nature with its main chapter, the social body. go to Imperatives