OVER THE SHOULDER is a choreography for steps and emotions. It’s a duet by Tamar Shelef and Antonia Baehr, it’s an exploration about the expression of emotions as choreographical material for composition – emotions deprived of their causes and effects, It’s an arm wrestling between the reins of an abstract score and the unruly patterns of affects, it’s taking pleasure in impossible tasks and playing games, it’s queer abstraction.

Over the schoulder

Concept and interpretation: Antonia Baehr, Tamar Shelef
Music composition and sound: Sabine Ercklentz
Production: Tanguy Accart / PI:ES
Coproduction: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, SACD
Thanks to: Valérie Castan, Jakob Lena Knebl, Sophie Laly, Anja Weber, Centre national de la danse (Pantin), Nouveau théâtre (Montreuil) for the rent of rehearsel space
Premiere: 27.-29.5.2009
Duration: 24 min.

Deux duos et une mise en quatre, Muriel Steinmzte, l’Humanité, 2.06.2009