How do our bodies determine the way we perceive the world around us?

The Way You Look (at me) Tonight

Claire Cunningham (Glasgow) & Jess Curtis (Berlin)  

20 – 21 May 2020 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2020Dance / performance

How is the approach to dance socially shaped? The artist Claire Cunningham and the choreographer Jess Curtis question habits of perception in their interactive performance. How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies determine the way we perceive the world around us? Dancing, singing, telling stories and asking questions, the duet shows a research that was developed in collaboration with a perception philosopher, a video artist, composer and dramaturg. The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is a social sculpture - a sensual journey for two performers and audience.

The performance is in English.


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Current information about the festival will be released on April 06, 2020.



Creation and performance: Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis
Philosophical consultation: Alva Noë
Video: Yoann Trellu
Music: Matthias Herrmann except for The Way You Look Tonight by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields performed by Fred Astaire
Dramaturgy: Luke Pell
Costumes and Set: Michiel Keuper
Texts: Claire Cunningham, Jess Curtis, Alva Noë including excerpts from Varieties of Presence and What We Know Best by Alva Noë and Nicole Peisl
Lighting Design: Chris Copland
Duration: approx. 110 minutes