Astrid's work from 2019, Decay, is coming back. On january 20th in Haarlem. And on january 24, 25, 26 our very first afternoon performance in Korzo!
Decay represents a temporal process. The initial perfection of the surface is an illusion of stopping time. Life struggles to resurface out of the body. In Decay the body is a skin that is absent, that does not respond to its internal movement. An inner mind is contained, it is constantly trying to revive its non-responding body. Consciousness is fighting to not surrender to the limitations of the body.
Decay premiered during the program All There Is in 2019.
“In a world obsessed with retaining youth, (and a beauty industry cashing in monumentally), age and decay make fascinating study. Pascal Marty’s second solo, Decay, a world premiere choreographed by Astrid Boons to a commissioned score by Miguelángel Clerc Parada, goes beyond the mask of superficial perfection that can only delay the passage of time. It digs under the skin to witness a struggle against the body’s limitations. Here Marty’s fine-tuned musculature morphs from the fluid beauty of Epilogue to inner torment, capturing the struggle in graphic detail as his body writhes and distorts in extraordinary shapes. Undercurrents shift, and the dynamic pace varies but there is no let-up in the spasms and the pain in an all-consuming performance.”
MaggyFoyer in Seeing Dance, October 2, 2019