Score #44. Methods of excavation

Thomas SteyaertDOT504

Concept, choreography

Thomas Steyaert


DOT504 - Davide Sportelli, Justyna Kalbarczyk


Raul Maia, Thomas Steyaert

Light design

Martin Hamouz


Tomáš Novotný

Art director

Lenka Ottová

Production manager

Jana Martinů

The project explores the artistic practice and multiple output potentiality of a system of non-representational physical communication between performers. Using dependency as a motor for development, every stimulus is perceived and processed in real time while attempting not to name them. The emerging ever-regenerating flow of kinetic information creates multiple meanings, levels of instruction and sensations for the viewer.

Instead of acting out a previously agreed representation of reality, the performers are engaging in a physical discussion, embodying and trying to process what they understand, as well as what they don’t.

The body practice could be seen in analogy to the inner movements of a society – movements that test, map and transform a specific existing structure in a specific moment of time, generating possibility for multiple readings, as well as recognition of basic human values and relational aspects.


( Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický)
( Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický)