Carima Neusser



A lecture performance by choreographer Carima Neusser and artist Per Hüttner with specially composed music by composer Siri Jennefelt.

Start in the middle is a participatory event that brings together visual art and dance. It uses the formats of lecture and meditation into a seamless whole. The performers use texts, sounds, lights and contemplative exercises for the audience to participate in a collective journey where they spend most of the performance lying on the floor with their eyes closed, listening to music and texts, while their bodies are covered by semi transparent fabrics. The lecture performance investigates the notion of a restricted body and mind. What do we do on a personal level to push the boundaries to overcome ourselves and our own restrictions?
The artists draw inspiration from filmmakers like Luis Buñuel and Liliana Cavani, photographer Nabuyoshi Araki as well as anthropological research by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.

Start in the Middle has been presented at Dansehallerne/Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 2019, Albumarte, Rome, Italy, 2017 and Galleri Fagerstedt in Stockholm, Sweden, 2017.