The100Hands is a young cultural organization working at the intersection of contemporary dance, live art and site specific performances. It is founded and led but Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj.
The live meeting of people is the starting point of all our work. It takes shape in performances, installations, training sessions and interactive lectures. In each project a different aspect of a physical meeting is highlighted, for ex. physical proxemity, viewing and showing the body, intensity and impact of touch etc. In a time when increasing digital communication too often leads to alienation from ourselves, each other and from our bodies, we are looking for alternatives in creating physical gatherings. Our work is based on the conviction that the key to nderstanding ourselves lies in the ability to relate ourselves to others and their diverse perspectives. From a belief that active presence of people involved in a gathering deepens thier experience, we create contexts in which people can move and actively immerse themselves into play.
From a belief that active presence of people involved in a gathering deepens thier experience, we create contexts in which people can move and actively immerse themselves into play.
The audience thus most often shares the space with the performers. In the contexts that we create we use different reactions of everyone involved to make social codes and issues visible, accessible and open for dialogue. With the physical live encounter being one of the base premises of the work it is notsurprising that all our movement vocabulary departs from partnering work.
surprising that all our movement vocabulary departs from partnering work.
We trace our social interactions back to primary physical actions such as pushing, pulling, balancing, falling etc. With that we want to reveal human vulnerability, physical virtuosity and psychological vigour. Our ambition is to make work in a sustainable way for everyone involved and with a minimal environmental impact.
Our vision is alive and changing in response to our experience, study and growth.
The100Hands are supported by Stichting The100Hands and its board members:
Hans Blik (chairman) , Johan Oudijk (treasurer), Jette Schneider, Tanja den Broeder.
SUPPORTThe100Hands work in collaboration with DansBrabant via PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant.They are also supported by Podium Bloos in Breda.
The100Hands work in collaboration with DansBrabant via PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant.