Facemachine

Choreography by David Middendorp

Facemachine

Our faces have become a symbol for the person we share on social media: an advertisement of who you are of who you want to be
Premiered
(Resumed in) 2020, Introdans
Choreography
David Middendorp
Assistant choreographer
Antonino Milazzo
Technical producer
Stefan Bandalac
Dancers
Introdans
Rehearsal Director
Marlena Wolfe
Animation and stage design
David Middendorp
Marketing and publicity
Dieke van der Spek and Leonie Poot
Costumes
Ben Voorhaar – Karisma Costumes
Music
Genevieve Murphy – People, Awolnation – Sail and Skrillex – Bangarang (acapella by choir Dario Fo)

Facemachine was inspired by the now indispensable phenomenon of the selfie. Our faces have become a symbol for the person we share on social media: an advertisement of who you are of who you want to be.

Fascinated by the omnipresence of the face, and the link between face and identity, Middendorp created a choreography specifically for the face. Immense projections of different dancers are projected on the floor, making it seem as if the dancers are dancing, rolling and walking across the changing faces.

A combination of faces and dancers is created, and in the interaction between them themes such as communication, publicity, power(lessness) and control are addressed. This sometimes leads to hilarious scenes, such as the large, projected face licking the body of a reclining dancer like a lollipop.

"This is a real crazy face machine!"

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Credits

Premiered (resumed) 2020, Introdans Choreography David Middendorp Assistant choreographer Antonino Milazzo Technical producer Stefan Bandalac Dancers Introdans Rehearsal Director Marlena Wolfe Animation and stage design David Middendorp Markering and pulbicity Dieke van der Spek and Leonie Poot Costumes Karisma Costumes Music Genevieve Murphy – People, Awolnation – Sail and Skrillex – Bangarang (acapella by choir Dario Fo)

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