Every day, we are part of a permanent urban choreography. Diverse and highly sensitive physical capabilities enable us urban dwellers to respond to the different dynamics in our surroundings. Groove Space is a research and performance series that started as collaborative project in Berlin and has since made stops in Zurich, Freiburg, Düsseldorf and Tokyo. In different cities, choreographer and dance scholar Sebastian Matthias examines the relation between urban space, body, movement and rhythm.
Inspired by the many small spaces of interaction that together form the interrelated chains of networks of Jakarta, the dancers met their audience on the street and actively invited them to explore public spaces together.
Supported by the performance artists Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina, the audience moved through these spaces until they came to an artificial garden designed by visual artist Iswanto Hartono. A group of young multitalented artists, known as the collective “Cut and Rescue“, developed a soundscape and provided the background music. Indonesian fashion designer Didiet Maulana of IKAT Indonesia who often works with the traditional local woven fabric ikat created the costumes.
volution / groove space was specifically produced for the “German Season” and premiered in Jakarta.