A Museum for the Human Movement
Can movement be exhibited in a museum? The German-Dutch choreographer Katja Heitmann works as a choreographic sculptor with her dancers. For the Artez she makes an exhibition of the human movement with 12 students of the second year of the dance academy. This takes place in the vacant Museum Arnhem on the Utrechtseweg. This special exhibition is open to the public for two days.
Motus Mori, anatomical studies
Katja thinks the human movement is threatened with extinction. In our search for perfect happiness we capture ourselves in ideal models and algorithms. But what if we reach perfection, what will still move us?
Katja therefore wants to save and preserve the human movement, as in an archaeological archive. This paradoxical assignment is literally taken up in this study-project. For six weeks, the dance students zoom in on human motor skills and unravel them in anatomical patterns and structures.
In a tranquil biotope of melancholy, they show their choreographic sculptures to the public. Just like in any other museum you can come when you want and stay as long as you want. The exhibition is open for 3 hours on 21 and 22 June 2019 from 2.30 pm.
concept and chorepgraphy: Katja Heitmann
muziek en technique: Sander van der Schaaf
assistant: Merle Schiebergen
advice: Moene Roovers
Performers: Ana de Brandão de Meireles, Margarida Constantino, Benedita Crispiniano Vieira, Laura Daelemans, Julia Drittij, Evelyn Hutchings, Rachel Rijksdijk, Marita Schwanke, Veronica Totolo, Cynthia Verpoorten, Laura Volpe, Elisa Eicker