Be a lion! Make body music!
Münchner Feuilleton, November 2018 // Author: Sabine Leucht
»explore dance«, a new, multi-city dance promotion project for a young audience, started with Anna Konjetzky’s »Move More Morph It!«.
The “wow”-effect is powerful. Pedagogical admiration radiates from the teacher who is still standing with her class in front of the gym; she explains how hard the dancer must have worked. But even the children asked Sahra Huby questions such as “Is it tiring?” or “Is it fun?”. “Both,” says Huby and uses soccer games as an example, in which you forget all efforts and setbacks when everything finally has a flow.
Huby rushes through her half-hour solo, choreographed by Anna Konjetzky, as though she had springs under all of her limbs. “Move More Morph It!” is a highly exciting meeting between her rubber ball body and a table that is equipped with a taped-on microphone, as is her face, which picks up all sounds and amplifies them. Movement from writing creates scratches; and when the dancer flexes her feet or stretches her spine, it crackles and clicks loudly.
Huby can be a lion and make her entire body roar – a robot or an inflated animal that you let the air out of. But also the most banal actions generate the strangest sounds, because Sergej Maingardt is sitting at the control desk and amplifying them with all kinds of magical effects. The result is a kind of art/sound equivalent of comic strip speech balloons. Great body music! How that works exactly is something that only the adults want to know; they were the majority at the Kösk premiere. The second to fourth graders from the primary school in the Kafkastraße swing and jump about with – and recognize – super-hero battle poses and dances from the computer game “Fortnite”. However, according to Simone SchulteAladag, the over one hundred ninth graders from the Wilhelm-Busch-Realschule mainly asked about the meaning. After all, the performance was a school event. And when school is on the label, then there has to be a message inside! This is how teenagers are conditioned in Bavaria.