Maker in DANSLOKAAL 4: Connor Schumacher
Dansateliers is één van de creatieve partners in DANSLOKAAL 4. De danswerkplaats schuift dansmaker Connor Schumacher (29) naar voren en geeft hem hiermee de kans nieuw werk te ontwikkelen met de dansers van Conny Janssen Danst. De van oorsprong Amerikaanse Schumacher werkt in DANSLOKAAL 4 met dansers Mitchell-lee van Rooij, Youp Scheffer en Liza Wallerbosch. We stelden Connor enkele vragen over zijn werk in DANSLOKAAL.
What does it mean to you to be one of the choreographers in DANSLOKAAL?
Connor: ‘I do not see myself as a choreographer. I am more interested in creating situations where, as an observer, you are given space to sort through the issues of our time. If I can do that by creating a dance, then I will make a dance. If I can do that by making a dinner, I will make a dinner. If I can do that by making a cloud, I will make a cloud.’
What is it like to work with the dancers of Conny Janssen Danst?
Connor: ‘This is the first time I create on dancers. I am used to creating solos for myself. So for me this is a chance to research into what it means to try to put structure around the human experience of other people than myself.’
Can you tell briefly what the people can expect when they watch your piece in DANSLOKAAL?
Connor: ‘Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue. I can expect something playful will come out of this, for the dancers, myself, and the audience.’
Do 22 sep t/m zo 25 sep & Do 29 sep t/m zo 2 okt
20.30 uur, Studio Conny Janssen Danst, Rotterdam