Eleanor Bauer [USA/BE]
(BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS)
BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) by the American dancer and choreographer Eleanor Bauer is a dance performance on grandeur and vulnerability, hubris and humility, about living large when less is more but more is also unmistakably more. Bauer invites you on a safari expedition into the depths of the surface-oriented world of the performer. Self-expression drops the self and expression takes over.
In 2004, then still a student at PARTS, Bauer created the hilarious solo piece ELEANOR! It was followed by Dig my aura (2007) and At Large (2008, with Femke Gyselinck, Manon Santkin and the video film-maker Inneke Van Waeyenberghe). She has also worked with Mette Ingvartsen, David Zambrano, Trisha Brown (documenta12), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Rosas (in The Song, 2009) and others.
'Bauer crosses the boundaries of race, gender, type, and physical limitations and potential, thus ultimately escaping her own body.' - De Morgen, theatre recommendation for 2010
concept & performance Eleanor Bauer | costumes Ada Rajszys | music Jean Sibelius & Willie Nelson | production Caravan Production vzw for Good Move vzw | co-production Vooruit Gent, Workspace Brussels