For this work, choreographer David Middendorp sought inspiration in the phenomenon of ‘time’. All that we do, think, and make is related to time, and yet time is also one of the most intangible ‘things’ we know. What is time and how can we comprehend it?
To see the person next to you, light only needs the merest fraction of a second to reach the eye. Yet, when we look at the stars, we go back in time. Not just seconds, but millions of years. The moment we experience as ‘now’ is actually partially in the past. This intriguing aspect of time is something we do not often realise, but it is around us every single second of the day.
The Korzo production house has been celebrating choreographic talent that abounds in The Hague with Here We Live And Now – a title referring to the city and the times in which we live – since 2006. Dance creatives from The Hague are invited to create new work and to present this work in a full-length program. For the 2009-edition, Middendorp presented his work 15 Minute Universe.