Tools for Action + Floor
10.09 – 11.09.2021
Ræv rehearsal* invites you to rehearse new forms of coming together. Glow shoes, flashing lights, portable audio sculptures, a mobile speaker system and of course: you. These are the ingredients for a new kind of manifestation, a rehearsal in which the participants jointly create a movable light show to a techno beat. Ræv rehearsal uses several TOOLS FOR ACTION to organise these rehearsals safely during Covid. Helikites and floating helium sculptures with LED light strips and Bluetooth transmitter act not only as a strobe and transmitter for the speakers, but also as a warning system when people get too close.
Stairs, roundabouts and benches become temporary stages. How do you interact with each other, the traffic, the architecture and the local residents? How do you get movement patterns going in a crowd? What movements unleash energy and a sense of freedom? With Ræv rehearsal*, we investigate protest as a form of performance and performance as a form of protest.
initiated by Tools for Action + Floor | concept & visual art Artúr van Balen | Tools for Action | concept & choreography Floor van Leeuwen | music DJ Dance Divine (10/09), DJ Phanom (11/09) | social design Roberto Perèz Gayo | assistant choreography Simomo Bouj | performed by Simomo Bouj, Amin Srasra, Eugene Kahlo, Maoyi P. Qiu, Mary Brown, Joumana Aljamal, Samüel van der Spek, Artúr van Balen, Floor van Leeuwen | PR SasaHara | socials Nigel Appelboom, Artúr van Balen | photography Dani Hefter (The Fox is Mine), Luca Girardini | camera Dandelion Eghosa | video Artúr van Balen, Nigel Appelboom | Tools for Action Hermano Luz Rodriguez (assistant-design), Jasper van Loenen (light programming), Carolien Teunisse (interactive electronics), Remko Kruize (network), Jeffrey Aarts (tools production) | made possible by Tools for Action Foundation | with kind support of Stichting Doen, Stimuleringsfonds, CBK Rotterdam, Gemeente Rotterdam, Jurriaanse Stichting, Productionhouse Theater Rotterdam, ACT: Art, Climate, Transition Network | support Brussels edition Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden