Two dancers in an entwined embrace. Extremely slow, constantly melting deeper, moving as one, a transforming form. A form intended to touch the spectator, slow it down, and open the senses to the intimate subtlety of movement. A living visual work of art in which the bodies of the dancers are the material.
The Melting Body is an investigation into how we can slow down, soften, connect and merge in the macro and microcosmos of ourselves, each other and the world around us. It is a symbolic work, representing softness in times of hardness, love in times of struggle, connection in times of polarisation and touch in times of distance.
The performance is a living organism, it grows, develops, changes shape constantly. The Melting Body has been researched in various forms and shown it in dance studios, theaters and public spaces throughout the Netherlands.
Eltjo Felix de Graaf, Anne-May de Lijser, Federica Dalla Pozza