(Maastricht / Brusselsestraat 89)
In Vertiges (2009) Stéphanie Decourteille (Canada, 1977) depict the extremely busy life of modern women by portraying only a couple of body parts. The woman who wants it all, who wants to control it all – and it leaves her completely exhausted. On music by Radiohead, Vertiges offers a critical reflection on the continuous productivity of our contemporary society. Unlike As I was leaving my city (nr. 14) by Amirali Navaee where the legs in the video bear a strong political message, the feet in this video are strongly interwoven with the dance. Every movement is a testimony to intensive and long-term training. The feet of the dancers become a means of communication: they speak a language we don’t speak, but that we can understand. The feet have become just as expressive as most people’s hands. The short dance film is based on the central role taken in the Vertiges performance by choreographer/ dancer Stéphanie Decourteille.