IMPOSSIBLE FIGURES
Scenography and Dramaturgy for a solo dance piece / 2006

Solo by Ula Sickle

 

Impossible figures shows a virtuosic metamorphose of manneristic poses. It proposes variations on a set of stills (or poses) and their connecting movements. During the piece, the sets evolve from a purely physical investigation of the relation between immobility (poses) and movement, to a play with the expressive and dramatic qualities of those same poses. From physical to superficial/surface, impossible figures unfolds around the paradoxical couplings: real-impossible and body-image.  

The scenorgaphy consists of one curtain that organizes the piece in time and space. It can be pulled in such a way that it either forms the backdrop, the front curtain or a side of the stage. For each set or sequence another position is taken, thus totally redefining the image and direction of the scene.