For the movement research, in the first part of the performance I studied the possessed body controlled by supernatural powers, like in shamanistic rituals, in Catholicism, the body exorcised by a priest, and the use of masks in prehispanic dances as the medium to communicate with the spirits or the dead. The second part of the performance is the antithesis of this. When the light changes drastically, I reveal the construction of the event, demystifying what the viewer had just engaged in before.
Performance: Michel Mostertman and Melissa Cisneros
Presentation: School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, 2004