When I Left the Romm

"When I Left the Room"
a research dance performance.

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"When I Left the Room" a research performance.

‘’When I left the Room’’ is a research dance performance of four bodies that acknowledges their inter-dependency. A reflection on identity, culture, and human relationships. Inside a “room” the bodies negotiate possibilities of being in togetherness and physically experimenting, exploring notions of adaptation, agency, and connectedness. The work is interested in how we understand and perceive the world around us and how it impacts on our relationships, given one’s constantly changing point in space/time. A movement exploration and translation of today's internal, social, and relational conflicts on human bonds in a modern society, where human bonds have become light and lose. 

 

“When I Left the Room” is inspired by studies and research on identity and relationships by the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s concept of “liquid modernity, globalized world, and human relationships”. Bauman’s wide-ranging work touches on both classical sociological themes like rationalization and modernity and extends social theory to address the most contemporary of social issues such as human relationships. We are all bodies manifesting into different forms according to our different ways of experiencing and living in this world.

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THE DREAM TEAM

"When I Left the Room" 
a research dance performance.

PERFORMANCE DATES

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

19th & 20th May 2022

Venue: Joseph Stone Auditorium

Athlone, Cape Town - South Africa

@19:30hrs

Tickets: R 150

Booking through Quicket

https://qkt.io/ntPeS1

Featuring a guest performance by Elvis Sibeko Studios

KIGALI, RWANDA

July 2022

BRAZIL

Date to be confirmed

 

 
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Adam Claussen

Adam Claussen

“When I Left the Room has opened a world of opportunity for me as a composer. When Anderson and I met for the first-time last December, I had never written a note of music for a dancer, let alone a 20-minute performance such as this. The way that dancers translate music into movement is fundamentally different from where I’m coming from as a saxophonist or film composer. Compared to film, dance is so abstract an art form, and yet contained within every bodily movement of a dancer is a detailed story which music can help to draw out.” - Adam Claussen

Originally from the Boston area in the United States, Adam Claussen is an Amsterdam-based composer and master of film music student at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. During his undergraduate studies in jazz saxophone at University of Miami, Adam performed on stage with the likes of Quincy Jones, Maria Schneider, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, Adam Rogers, Tom Scott, and John Williams among many others. In 2017 and 2019, Adam received two Student Downbeat Awards for his original compositions “All Bets Are Off” and “Minor Conniption”, and in 2017 he was named the winner of the BMI William Golstein Scholarship for outstanding work in the field of jazz composition. In 2019, he released his debut jazz album as a bandleader, Arethusa Falls. Adam’s original film scores can be heard on the silver screen at the 2022 Keep an Eye Film Festival in Amsterdam in the films De Hemelse Bloem, Joan’s Theme, and Entertainment.

For more, visit www.adamclaussen.com