If It Were Love (2019)

  • 1h 22m
  • Patric Chiha

Femten unge dansere i en performance baseret på 90’ernes utopiske rave-kulturer.

90’ernes rave-kultur var et løfte om frihed og fællesskab. En chance for at give slip på sig selv og forsvinde i den kollektive ekstase, svævende på et lydtæppe af acidhouse og tidlig techno. ‘If It Were Love’ undersøger rave-kulturens utopiske dimension gennem den franske koreograf Gisèle Viennes performance ‘Crowd’. Femten unge dansere lader sig opløse i fællesskabet på scenen, hvor deres kroppe bevæger sig i graciøs slowmotion til et elektronisk banger-score. Backstage møder vi dem igen to og to, i samtaler om kærlighed og identitet. Det performative og det virkelige flyder sammen i en kunstnerisk helhed.

Fifteen young dancers in a performance based on the utopian rave culture of the 1990s.

1990s rave culture came with a promise of freedom and community. A chance to let go of oneself and disappear into collective ecstasy, floating on a soundscape of acid house and early techno. ‘If It Were Love’ explores the utopian dimension of rave culture through the eyes of the choreographer Gisèle Vienne’s performance ‘Crowd’. Fifteen young dancers let themselves dissolve into a community on stage, where their bodies move in gracious slow motion to an electronic banger score. Backstage, we meet them again in pairs, in conversations about love and identity. Performance and realty flow together into an artistic whole.

Director

Patric Chiha