Memories are part of our deep self, they structure us by resting on the past and, therefore, outlining the choices of the future.
So, what is the purpose of the present?
Our research is a constant shifting between an action happened in the past, which leads into a reaction happening in the present, suggesting a future interaction between the members of the company. I was part of the original piece but, by coming back to the R&D, I acknowledged the essence of this ongoing shifting. A present movement is already part of the past, echoing into the future with other steps. These actions are truly reliable to that present movement which is now part of our memories, not matter how distant it is from the fleeing present. I love how this concept makes the piece vibrant and always different from both the prospective of the dancers and the one of the audience.
Shikishin Funi is constantly alive. Each second is the revelation of a different story, which surprises the dancers, leading them into a series of present movements.