Einfühlung (Healing Circles Performance)

To create Einfühlung, performers explored feelings of sadness and fear interwoven with actions of healing through the notion of support structures. The performance was dedicated to the 'Healing Circles - Mandalas for Marinke' Project that raises awareness about depression and suicide. 

 

 
Einfühlung performance score (verbal notation) for the performers. This score acted as a device to forget the studio sessions (rehearsals) and not to be intellectually prepared for the live performance with the audience. 

Einfühlung performance score (verbal notation) for the performers. This score acted as a device to forget the studio sessions (rehearsals) and not to be intellectually prepared for the live performance with the audience. 

On the night of the performance and an hour before the live event, the three performers were asked to write down each one word that came to their mind. This is how the words flush, support and heal became part of the performance score. 

On the night of the performance and an hour before the live event, the three performers were asked to write down each one word that came to their mind. This is how the words flush, support and heal became part of the performance score. 

Performers: Geneva West, Akari Takahashi, Natalie Mik

Performers: Geneva West, Akari Takahashi, Natalie Mik

 
Proposition for the audience:  Find a place in the body that aches Let drops of sadness fall onto it Warmer and smoother Listen to the rhythm of the drops forming waves Taking you to a place of beauty and resilience Move and share.

Proposition for the audience: 

Find a place in the body that aches

Let drops of sadness fall onto it

Warmer and smoother

Listen to the rhythm of the drops forming waves

Taking you to a place of beauty and resilience

Move and share.