The plastic nature our body encompass does not only imply that it is the creator and receiver of form but also an agent of disobedience to certain forms, a refusal to submit to a model. Learning from the resistance existing inside our bodies, The Field asks; what can we expect from the body? How to choreograph the body’s capacity to transform us through experiences, to make us and our surroundings change through cultivating specific relations? Whence the poetic images of The Field arise.
The Field is a performance with one dancer and a surrounding soundscape. The work speculates on the body’s plastic nature and what it would look like if we could see this capacity of receiving and creating form happening on a neurological level in the brain. Proceeding from the idea that the body is a radiant, sensorial hub that, on a micro-level, imbibes and pours out information constantly – the performance The Field exposes and exaggerates this plasticity through the choreography. In this setting, the body can turn into a meaty, forceful, sensuous lump. Or, a spinning malleable flower.
Rosalind Goldberg works as a choreographer and is currently a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her recent works include MIT (2013), Jump with me! (2016), and Rut (2018). The Field is developed with and danced by Jens Jeffry Trinidad, a self-taught dance artist. Trinidad started dancing street dance in the late 90’s at the youth cultural house X-Ray in Oslo. He works as a dancer in his own and others projects in street and contemporary dance, and has been associated with a number of choreographers and companies both nationally and internationally.
Konsept, koreografi / Concept, choreography: Rosalind Goldberg. Utviklet med, danset av / Developed with, danced by: Jens Jeffry Trinidad. Musikk / Music: Daniel Glatzel. Kostyme, scenografi/ Costume, scenography: Alexander Krantz. Lysdesign / Light design: Anton Andersson. Dramaturgi / Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann. Kostyme- og scenografisk assistent / Costume & scenographic assistant: Kjersti Alm Eriksen. Kunstnerisk rådgivning / Artistic advisor: Bojana Cvejić. Illustrasjon / Illustration: Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen. Co-produksjon / Co-production: BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Bærum), Inkonst (Malmö), RAS – Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (Sandnes), Weld (Stockholm). Støttet av / Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.