I Feel You
⟶ Saturday 25 November, 9pm
⟶ Sunday 26 November, 7pm
Sa Manifattura, Cagliari
I Feel You is a group of people trying to access complex feelings such as empathy and arousal/enthusiasm through the infinite possibilities of today’s media. Starting from the nature of digital space and its effects on interpersonal interactions, the choreography is created with the help of neurophysiological discoveries. This is the phenomenon whereby the perception of physical movements, caused by certain emotions of the person in motion, generate the same emotions in the observer.
This means that we actually feel with the other person – in the true sense of the word, we can ’empathise’ with them. Choreography becomes an exploration of what activates our brain in our body as a result of these mirror reactions.
Empathy is also treated musically, incorporating classical and pop music genres, which paradigmatically serve as aesthetically exaggerated catalysts of empathy, into the discourse:
What is it about them that touches people so powerfully, and how is it possible to generate massive emotional responses from simple melodic and rhythmic formulas that linger in our ears and cause an entire opera house or stadium to be inundated with a collective flood of tears?
Direction, choreography and musical concept: Constanza Macras
Assistant Director: Mica Heilmann
With: Alexandra Bódi, Emil Bordás, Thulani Lord Mgidi, Miki Shoji, Shiori Sumikawa and Moritz Lucht
Costumes: Constanza Macras
Music: Robert Lippok
Musical arrangements: Santiago Blaum
Lighting design: Sergio de Cavalho Pessanha, Ulrich Kellermann
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Company director: Jimena Soria
Production: Vicky Kouvaraki
Production assistant: Léo Pflimlin / Diego Villalobos