(theLID is a dance-music event by Ayman Harper merging the renowned muscians Matmos and professional dancers to create a musical score in which the physical body initiates, creates, and sustains sounds. The performance is an experiment in creating a hybrid ensemble of musicians and dancers to create a score which is rich in layers of movement, visuals, and musical narratives. The performers explore the use of their bodies as instruments of sound while Matmos records the activities live and interprets movement into sound. (theLID is an attempt to create a type of movement that uses the body to compose tonal art. „It’s all about listening“ Ayman Harper



(theLID.32Photos by Tomi Paasonen

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Ayman Harper
Ayman Harper,
Jermaine Spivey
Costumes & scenic design:
Tomi  Paasonen
Lighting design:
Tanja Rühl
Sebastian Rietz
Production management:
Albrecht Ziepert

Dec. 10th 2010 at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

Eine Produktion von Ayman Harper in Koproduktion mit The Forsythe Company und Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Hebbel am Ufer und Diverse Works, das Artist in Residence-Programm von Tanzlabor_21 / Ein Projekt von Tanzplan Deutschland und das Nationale Performance Netz (NPN). Die Koproduktionsförderung des NPN wird ermöglicht durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes.