In the context of the Foco Buenos Aires Danza Contemporánea, which takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Swiss choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis was invited to show her work «Private Song», in never-before-seen footage realized specially to be presented at the festival.
«Private Song» shifts the perception of the viewer and, in the words of Paul B. Preciado, the research curator of the piece, «proposes framing as a perceptual strategy to question, underline or neutralize the viewer’s relationship with moving bodies on stage.».
You can watch the presentation here.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
She is a choreographer and visual artist, based in Basel and Zurich. His practice takes place at the intersection of dance, performance, visual arts and theater, generating a confluence of spaces in which the body, as an artistic and critical apparatus, can manifest itself. This fundamentally interdisciplinary approach is reflected in his educational background. He studied and graduated from the Zürcher Kunstgymnasium, the Dimitrischule in Verscio, the Performance Education Program at the STUK arts center in Leuven, and then continued his postgraduate degree in Das Arts, at the Advanced Research Center for Theater and Dance Studies in Amsterdam. During these formative years, Bachzetsis began working as a dancer in the context of contemporary dance and performance, collaborating with Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin) and Les Ballets C. de la B. (Ghent), among others. Collaboration, transference, and a plurality of voices and bodies have shaped Bachzetsis’s work ever since and it is often themed as a method of developing new work in his practice.