In Transitioning performance Connor Schumacher tests the mental and physical endurance of the performers and the audience in order to reflect on our ability to deal with the blinding contrasts of the world. It is a vision of reflections and sounds that will put you in the sky, separating you from the life you’ve experienced until now. It is a theatrical exercise in focus, on small and large perspectives. A small step towards being a “professional human”.
Transitioning Performance in the press
Connor's sophisticated placement of the dancers, in ever-changing compositions, makes you quickly suspect underlying relationships, like disturbed family-bonds. Power, lust, humiliation and submission seem to be of importance. Just as compassion, craving, compassion and camaraderie. While in fact you only see clear and fixed patterns.
The three dancers are constantly connected. Schumacher’s work [Transitioning Performance] takes you into a colorful world and cheesy music in which the dancers’ performance is serious, but occasionally turns into a parody. As soon as the bell rings and the music stops, they go all out; a primal instinct takes over that pushes them to their limits […]
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