“…foreplay implies a certain level of confidence and trust between partners and creates intimacy before the main act.”
The primary intention of the performance series, Foreplay , is to create proximity between the audience and the work of the performer/choreographer through an encounter of the public with the artist’s universe, in the format of a dinner that happens prior to the performance. This dinner is a carefully prepared situation designed collaboratively by the artist and one of Agora Food‘s chefs (Agora’s new food platform, that supports 7 different chefs). This food experience is the opportunity for the artist to approach his/her work in a new format, re-articulating it into the language of taste, texture and dynamics.
This Program was conceptualized by Agora Collective, but is a continuous collaboration between the collective, the chefs, the artists and the public.
On October 31st the fourth edition of Foreplay will take place with guest artist Daniel AlmgrenRecén showing his work ‘Near that place’.
“Near that Place” is a work that physically and mentally take you as visitor to a place between yourself and your memories. A place where time is non linear and past is present. It is a work based on the questions of familiarity, identification, security, memory, belonging, returning and nomadism. Concepts that are all surrounding the ideas of a home. A home that is longed for, lived or deliberately left behind in a society where mobility is the norm. With this as a base Daniel AlmgrenRecén & Johan Forsman departed on a odyssey where the wish to leave behind is intertwined with the longing to return.
“A sweet ode to death”
Autumn… a time to remember what is not there anymore. An homage to the human capacity to create and weave memories… of home and beyond.
Note about Pepe’s cooking this evening:
A warm fusion of Southeast Asian flavors, Latin macabre sweetness and Nordic cozy comfort food. Vegetarian option will be available. The final menu is a surprise. Hint: Pepe’s favorite ingredients are turmeric, cilantro, coconut milk and rice.
More about Pepe’s cooking in Agora:
*Bring an ingredient that reminds you of your home, home town or childhood etc.
for instance a vegetable, fruit or herb/spice
Friday, October 31st - 7pm
Agora, Mittelweg 50, Neukölln
Dinner and performance – 20 Euros (prior payment) / 25 euros (payment on arrival)
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