For her project March Nathalie Rozanes is interested in questions such as: What happened so that you and I are together in this precise moment in this space in front of this audience?
What are you feeling? What echoes? What travels through our bodies? What is a conversation? On what other levels can we communicate? How can we share spaces? How can we look to the future together? Where can we find humor? Or what are other ways to survive?
‘When I first invited the dancer Elizabeth Ward to work on what would become this piece, I did not know what it was going to be ‘about’ or what form it would have. What I did know, was that we were in March 2017 and that an unfathomable year had preceded on a national, international and personal level. In November 2017 electronic musician Frédéric Altstadt joined us. There are all sorts of things I could say here about political and personal discomfort I have felt in the year that followed, as an actress, as a woman, as a Jew, as a human, but I’m trying to keep this short. What I can say, is that it felt as though I perhaps have finally and fully entered adulthood.’
March: The Book
March brings together poems and performance texts by Nathalie Rozanes, as well as conversations with Elizabeth Ward and Tarek Halaby.
'Maybe I have never made a performance that was not about identification and its complexity. About positioning oneself. Maybe I have never made a piece that is not about how one thing leads to another. Maybe I have never made a piece that is not about process. (...)'