Eliceche tackles one of the most well known choreographic terms: 'unisono' or the simultaneous execution of a movement. Can this show us how we experience and define togetherness in society?
Cecilia Lisa Eliceche wonders whether we can remember a community on the basis of the classic, formal choreography tool the unisono. Eliceche is interested in the way in which we experience, question and redefine togetherness in society. Furthermore, she also tries to incorporate relevant ideas from feminist texts by authors including Donna Haraway and Judith Butler into dance.
Eliceche’s experiences as a dancer in Claire Croizé’s work Chant Eloigné and Eleanor Bauer’s A Dance for the Newest Age, Tentative assembly, Midday and eternity as well as choreographing her last work Cow’s Theory stimulated her to create a work in which she once again intended to combine form and politics. She has very consciously opted for political meaning in her work, yet simultaneously attempts to leave room for free interpretation.
UNISON is a quartet that demands the utmost physically from the dancers. Cecilia Lisa Eliceche describes the work as follows: ‘Unison of form, unison of intention, unison of action, unison of existence for 4 dancers. An interconnected sum of elements forming a living organism that is knit and bound with itself and the world. A mind that never assumes and is always in the search. From extreme formality to seeming chaos, from the general to the specific, inexhaustibly weaving with our bodies and our dance’.