ABOUT THE WORK
PLEASE, HOLD ME is a participative performance installation that places the dance in the audiences’ hands. It is a solo for two: a performer and an active person from the audience are connected without direct contact. The creation explores the multi-layered principle of "support". The audience personally experiments with the dimensions of "support" and chooses whether to be an immovable weight or a supportive prop to the performance.
PLEASE, HOLD ME is performed in 15-minute loops. At the end of each loop the audience is asked to leave the space and new audience members may enter. Individuals may choose to experience repeated loops.
With PLEASE, HOLD ME choreographer Nunzio Impellizzeri reminds us of the importance of the arts and revitalises public perceptions of dance in a time when culture is being restricted worldwide.
Concept, choreography and artistic direction
Outside Eye and production assistance
Federica Aventaggiato / Irene Andreetto
Theama for Dance