Mind the Road is a multimedia performance for two dancers and video projections. Psychotherapy in its widest form is the inspiration for the performance, which goal is to research changes in perspective in human relations. The piece is dealing with questions such as how does empathy work and is it possible to see yourself through the eyes of somebody else? The dancers are supported by live-recorded video images captured by mini-cameras that are attached to their body on eye level.
“Choreographer, Liat Magnezy, externalized and gave life to the most internal dynamics of the therapy scene. From the first moment I felt restless, excited and hypnotized. It touched me as a human being and confronted me with how I am in contact with others and what is intimacy for me. Most important, it clashed into my reality of being a therapist.” (Dr. Motti Cohen / Psychotherapist)
Choreography: Liat Magnezy
Film & video: Joost van Veen
Music: Petar Dundakov
Dramaturgy: Hans Timmerman
Lights: Paul van Laak
Costumes: Myrthel Jackson
Production: DanceMotionPicture / Rob Holmer
Performers: Reut Aviran & Suzana Gomes
Duration: 50 min.
Made possible by: Stichting Volkskracht, Gemeente Schiedam, Gemeente Rotterdam, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Deltaport donatiefonds and Kunst-en-Israël.
Special thanks to: Glenn Westphal, Sandor Van Dorp and Maya Arad.
Performances: between 2015 & 2018 at Oostblok theatre, Amsterdam; Wennekerpand theatre, Schiedam/preview; Ruimte in Beweging, Schiedam; Crea theater, Amsterdam; Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam; Korzo, Hague; Wennekerpand / Theatre aan de Schie; Sigmund Freud annual birthday/Lecture, Amsterdam.