“No, this speed dating was not for romantic pursuits. It was to allow the public of the exhibition a chance to sit down, face to face, and ask people from Tanztheater Wuppertal questions. I found the idea nice but to be honest, expected a rather run of the mill time: the questions we always get, the answers I always give. Yet, it wasn’t that at all! I found myself diving into conversation with complete strangers, laughing like old friends, giving insights I hadn’t even realized until that moment. Round after round I was speaking freely, from the heart, from my experiences, from what I believe. Afterwards I felt open. I felt kindred thankfulness to those who spoke with me, to the exhibition, to my colleagues, even to Pina. There were connections made, and they grew their spindly strings and made more connections. In the air, in my brain, in our day. We didn’t exchange details. It wasn’t about making new friends and keeping in touch. It was about that moment in that space, meeting and having a dialogue.”
Breanna O’Mara / interview en Lair
Interessant in dit artikel vind ik de open ontmoeting die gecreeërd is door Danstheater Wuppertal. De ontmoeting met het danstheater is doelbewust laagdrempelig. De schrijfster Breanna O’Mara, aanvankelijk bang voor cliché gesprekken, is onder de indruk van de openheid en diepgang in de gesprekken met het danstheater. “De verbindingen groeide in de lucht, in haar hersens, in de dag.” Het gecreeërde moment is belangrijk.