312 WAYS TO GO ABOUT IT is an interdisciplinary dance performance that challenges the audience on their ability for ambiguity and encourages to give space to unfinished thoughts. Seated around a table with 312 moving planks the audience is being engaged in a verbal, physical and spatial conversation. Dare to fail and wander. .
312 WAYS TO GO ABOUT IT is an interdisciplinary dance performance that challenges the audience in their ability for wandering, questioning and failing. Seated around a table with 312 moving planks the audience is being engaged in a physical, verbal and spatial conversation. In the conversations, bodies and space we search for endless new approaches, relationships and directions. There are no conclusions, only wandering and doubts.
The table is used as an object for rigidity of the taking in of positions, as an object where people come together and an object of which we know the feeling and the shape very well. On this table you can be invited to sit down and take part in the conversation and yet not feel you have a place, “feeling out of place, when being given a place”. (Sarah Ahmed) The table is being used to come into movement with the audience, it is an invitation keep searching, wandering and failing. 312 ways to go about it has an open structure in which the performers and the audience have influence about the development of the performance.
Marlieke Burghouts is a dance teacher and maker. Marlieke is the artistic director of the LGBT Youth Performance Initiative Amsterdam, making performances and art installations with queer youth. She makes performance with all kinds of people and bodies. In the performance the physical body is central within moving art installations. She teaches modern dance at Danscentrum Utrecht.
Jiaxhin Chen is a dancer, dramaturg and historian. Her work is personal and vulnerable, but always has a strong social base. She graduated as a dancer | creative contemporary dancer with a focus on floorwork and physical theatre. Jiaxin made her debut as a maker at the Café theaterfestival in 2022. Right now she is in residence at Production house Nowhere and Het Huis Utrecht.
Janine Toussaint is a designer. She studied architecture and urban planning at the TU Delft. For her designing means giving meaning to spaces around us. With Moving Arts Project she does that in collaboration and closeness: with people in the city, close to home and on the streets. She also collaborates with artists from different disciplines.
Performance and choreography: Marlieke Burghouts
Performance and co-creation: Jiaxin Chen
Music: Irina Vaino
Design and building installation: Janine Toussaint
Dramaturgy: Diane Elshout
Support: Moving Arts Project