I Am What I Am Not is about the question “Who am I?”. In searching for an answer, we cannot ignore the others. We built our identity in a web of social relations. Which constantly changes. Because we travel, meet people and gain new experiences.
The dancers use their bodies to seek their identity. In that they meet each other. And the audience, who are invited to share this quest. This encounter starts when the audience enters the foyer. There, a film installation gently evokes the question who you are in this new environment.
The gestures of the dancers flow from authenticity and individuality to appeal, empathy and connection. To show who they are, the dancers use their bodies as a source of knowledge. Fueled by the music that brings them from place to place. Affected by the encounter with the other. In the web of relationships that starts to show itself, the boundaries between the dancers are blurred. Its impact on themselves and who they are, goes beyond logic and reason. Becoming an undefined community, perhaps a postmodern tribe, that may fall apart into a diaspora. Visible on both the stage and in film, formed by the dancers and the audience. An experience: a combination of eyes, ears and sensitivity, in which Eros and Pathos intertwine.