Moving thinking capture is a choreographic toolbox composed of outputs from the creative process of Waiting for the Barbarians from choreographer Iván Pérez and dancers. Zooming into physical explorations and methodological principles, moving thinking capture offers insights into the multiplicity of discourses embedded in the choreographic process. Moving thinking capture explores the intersection of physicality and the written word. These texts perform creative ideas and thoughts articulated in the choreographic work and can be used to stimulate further innovative practices and reflections.
Iván Pérez | A Choreographic Toolbox by Hannah Shakti Buhler has happened thanks to the Hessische Theater Academy, Korzo and Toneelschuur productions. Toolbox graphic design by Rutger Zuydervelt
THE SEARCHING BODY: AN EXPLORATIVE APPROACH
The choreographic practice and theoretical framework for Iván Pérez’s work in Waiting for the Barbarians, is grounded by the notion of an open body: the body enunciated through transformative processes, available to sensation and welcoming accidents as a source of knowledge. The practice offers an exploratory approach to movement creation, facilitating processes where potentially bodies in self reflection can unfold: “this is a body curious about itself and its relational nature, a body that is drawn to what is not there yet, interested in exploring the boundaries of established frames, opening to the potential of the not yet discovered.” (Pérez, 2015)".