'Dealing with borders might be the major issue of our time' Dutch publicist and professor in European studies Paul Scheffer stated in the essay he wrote for the Month of Philosophy. 'And how does this feel in its most personal and physical form?' Hilde Elbers asked herself.
In an oceanic duet together with dancer Judit Ruiz Onandi Hilde faces the challenge to find out how we can maintain ourselves and merge at the same time, how we can disappear in form and formlesness and can grow in it together. How far can we move together? How liquid can you be as a person? In this Hilde connects the act of defining borders to the naturalness of breathing. Something you keep on doing unconsciously. Iets wat je onbewust blijft doen. Out of self-preservation.
Hilde Elbers has a fascination for the workings of the human psyche. Dance she defines as the most human among the arts. Whether it is the question on how people in our standardizing society can use their full potential or how we can connect with ourselves and the other, Hilde makes it a matter of the body. With a disarming openness and an intense physical approach, she dissects human thoughts and behaviours and lovingly confronts her audience with perspectives and (im)possibilities. Hilde Elbers is one of the artist with whom dance developer DansBrabant joins forces the next few years.
Time and tides will wait for no man
the world enters
flowing in and out
an unending continuum
boundaries to live in