NEU NOW 2017 Amsterdam
Title: If Any Question (please do not interfere)
Institution: Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen – Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Belgium
Laurent Delom is a young dancer, dance maker and researcher who first graduated as an engineer in 2008 before turning to dance. He graduated in 2016 from the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (Belgium) and is now living in Paris. He operates in Belgium, France and Mexico. Besides dance he pursues artistic interests in photography and web design as well as academic research in aesthetics and transmission of dance skills.
He has performed in de TheaterStudio deSingel, Het Paleis – Antwerp (BE), CultuurCentrum Berchem (BE), Ultimates Festival Kortrijk (BE), Festival Danza Extrema – Veracruz (MX).
IF ANY QUESTION (please do not interfere) trades in the concept of motherly love. In this four-minute intimate performance audience members are invited to join artist Laurent Delom three at a time to recreate aspects of Delom’s personal and emotional journey into empathy, surprise and bitter deceit.
"As a starting point, I set myself a personal creative challenge: to make an impactful piece as short as the time it takes to toast bread. The concept of profoundly transformative events occurring in a short space of time inspired the aspects of this piece.
The notion allowed me to explore personal stories through the various components of the piece: the three chairs, the book and the burning. IF ANY QUESTION (please do not interfere) is composed of personal stories, involving romantic failure, the bittersweet nature of motherly love and my experiences of going to therapy."