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Girl Bites Hand (2006)

Game starts with an animated, quirky, stop-motion-like movement, nearly cartoon, charged by sound-electricity and space tension, softened only by touch. Hard on the outside, soft on the inside, a duet of nearly geometric interactions builds up a funny narrative between two characters, cruel and ironic, discipline and sensual, gradually turning into beasty. Light changes from high and cold exposure to a warm peach-red color as if lit from inside the body, increasing temperature and speed of actions, pausing to sculpture the moment, temporary totems melting like sand castles, noise at a high volume, alertness and hunger meet the space, holding each-other by the teeth, letting go, desperate moves of tracking back, reverse- skip to where we started....game ends.

duration: 17 minutes
choreography: Maya M. Carroll
music: Roy Carroll
dance: Dagmar Bock / Shi Pratt and Maya M. Carroll
co-produced with Dock11 (Berlin), Mime Centrum (Berlin) and PVC (Freiburg)
premiered at Theater Freiburg, December 9, 2006
further performances: Random Collision, Groningen (2010), KammerMachen Festival, Chemnitz (2010), Dock11 Berlin (2011).