Some Were Carried, Some – Dragged Behind, 2015

Performance in public space, 45min. Liste Art fair, Basel; Munich Kunstverein, Munich; ACCA in the City, Melbourne, 2015.
Photography: Rasa Juškevičiūtė, Susannah Wimberly

The choreography is built entirely on different ways of slowly and gently dragging/carrying each other. Seven performers form small clusters of two and three as they move themselves on the ground forward. The ones who are being dragged and the ones who drag interchange their roles  throughout the performance.

The piece takes the act of dragging, that is mostly enacted by the authorities on the disobedient bodies, and fills it with different connotations, by adding the elements of care, slowness and tenderness.

Concept & choreography: Eglė Budvytytė
Created with & performed by: Stephen Agisilaou, James Andrews, Kathleen Campone, Benjamin Hancock, Louella May Hogan, Mohan Lakshimpathy, Victoria Mantynen, Giuliano Guerrini, Jacob Jensen, Luc Muller, Thebiga Kanesalingam, Markéta Kuttnerová.

Thanks: Louise Tanoto, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Anika Edström Kawaji, Louis Nam.

Dragging hoods and jumpsuits designed by Andrea Kränzlin.