a primal pulse
In Stirring Pan, the body is approached as a vessel to carry the weight of its own existence, to endure the drive for its longings. It is an ultimately esoteric physical process; with the use of breath - the most primary and universal physical action - the body becomes a (re)generator of energy by producing intramural heat.
Concept & choreography: Eleni Ploumi
Performance: Eleni Ploumi
Supported by: prod.nu, Makershuis Tilburg
Thanks to: Heleen Volman
Duration: approx 20 min
Space: black box or any inside room
Stirring Pan: the story
"At that time of my life, I had the need to rediscover and reconnect with my youthful and teenage self. I was seeking for this eagerness, for this lust for life and adventure, for this blood boiling. I had five days to create “something”.
After three days of throwing myself all over the place on punk music and nothing really happening, I could only turn inside. Look into me, search literally inside my body. Detach from it, see it as a vessel and find a way to heat it up, generate energy, find a way to make my blood boiling again.
Drawing inspiration from god Pan, a god depicted as half man and half goat, a figure that stands for wildlife; the tenuous balance between primal and cultivated, and the inspirer of panic, which is the paranoid fear that reduces human beings to their most animalistic instincts, Stirring Pan was created in two days."