Living Room Dancers
By: Nicole Seiler
Dance is their passion; they devote much of their free time to it. "They" are the protagonists of Living Room Dancers. Encountered through announcement postings or by word-of-mouth, these fervent individuals practice tap-dancing, electro, salsa, tango, expressive dance, samba…
In Living Room Dancers, each dancer inhabits a private apartment that has been transformed into a dance-floor for the evening. These intimate moments are perceptible from street-level with the help of binoculars. A film presenting portraits of each of the dancers accompanies the work. The project challenges our perceptions of private and public spaces, while toying with our appetites for voyeurism and exhibitionism.
Lighting design: Muriel Imbach; film: Le Flair, Bastien Genoux; tour management: Michaël Monney; local production: Fiona du Plooy. Supported by: Pro Helvetia, Ville de Lausanne, État de Vaud, Loterie Romande and Fondation Leenaards. Special thanks: Mandela Rhodes Place.