By Ziv Frenkel
Steps that we have already taken, steps that we are taking now - they will be part of our memory tomorrow. The process of remembering is the focus of Ziv Frenkel's choreography 'Encoding><Decoding'. Frenkel understands remembering as encoding, the retrieval of memory as decoding. The act of walking becomes the starting point of the choreography and translates remembering into a physical process. The steps symbolize the eternal movement forward towards a future that is inconceivable without the past, the previous steps. Walking becomes a cycle. The Israeli-born dancer Ziv Frenkel creates a resonance space in an intense, personal confrontation with a concise part of Jewish culture: the symbol of the circle and the weekly remembrance and processing that can be found in the ritual of lighting the candle for Shabbat. This durational performance thus becomes a meditative place that you can enter and leave according to your own feelings.
'Encoding><Decoding' was developed as part of the film installation '1001 Lights' by Mouvement Perpétuel Montréal, which was presented as a guest performance by steptext dance project in 2021.
IDEA / CHOREOGRAPHY Ziv Frenkel
SOUND DESIGN Florian Tippe
LIGHT DESIGN Gregor Roth
dramaturgical advice Julia Keren Turbahn
PRODUCTION steptext dance project
COOPERATION PARTNER Uferstudios Berlin
FUNDED by the Senator for Culture Bremen
In memory of Denis Abrahams