#Falling in. The choreographic process

Our dance comes from the cross of fragments of different spaces. By de-structuring the space, we could dance with the uncertainty, seeking transformation in every corner of our body, and space became body or our body became space.


Together with the dancers Şiva Canbazoğlu and Noemi Calzavara we researched around the ability of the body to become, through the simple act of falling into the unknown.

Taking as a starting point the implementation of the physical tools found during the previous research about the physical practice of falling in, and placing them within the de-structured space that I build through the scenographic and expanded choreographic practice, we dived in the affectation between that particular space and the falling in bodies.

At this fragmented universe, built through an interactive steel construction with video projections together with sound and light design tools, we challenged the body to find its place inside that fluent setting through a process of becoming or falling in.

The result became an interdisciplinary piece that is a playful physical and spatial dialogue between controlling and “falling in”, or between balance and uncertainty that happens in a fragmented and multidimensional space.

In this dialogue, both the set space and the body movement vocabulary got influenced, affected and transformed by each other. One can observe how the body movement research affected the design of the fragmented scenography universe and the choreography of the steel construction in the video at the right side

Moreover, if you are curious about how the built performative space affected the body movement choreography, you can watch the video on the top of this text.

In it, tools related to the breathing of the performer and to the re-organization and de-patterning of the body got affected by the meeting of my two lines of inquiry, which allowed the core of this research, the tension between control and uncertainty, to come up.

Therefore, at the end of this practice-led research, I arrived at the same question that was at the time I started not articulated yet but carried through my practice (see Tracing my research path). This time, one could say that I did it carrying with me some findings at the back.

This fact might look as a point of arrival, but like the other anchor points of the always becoming research, it is a fake one, made up for me and for the reader in an attempt to grasp and classify the events of the creative process.

Actually, this practice led me to my next non-stable, falling in research question:

How the fragmentation and de-structuration of the space relate to the kinetic action of falling in? And in which way can I articulate the underlying epistemological and philosophical knowledge of my findings?



1. A dialogue between resistance and acceptance of gravity or similarly between control and uncertainty.

2. I do not know yet and hope I will never know.

#(to) Dance

1. To actively seek transformation through movement. To actively fall in.

From the Ongoing Glossary

This video is a document of the first session with Noemi Calzavara in which we tried to design in a specific time and space the choreographic material that emerged from the research.

At the end of the video, when you hear my voice saying "yes", a transformation occurred. Noemi extended her extremities over the certain path of her body and immediately after she let her extreme experience of the practice of falling in take her to another place, letting her body re-organize itself.

The document can serve as a visual example of how uncertainty leads to transformation within this research.