It only took a moment for all the creatures to react to the wolf. Suddenly the whole pack of animals moved at the same time, exploding in a wave of flashing bodies, like a beautiful dance. What was a dense mass of still animals suddenly turned into a single, fleeing organism, turning to the right and to the left, flashing in silver and black like a shoal of fish through water.
We live in exciting times; old certainties dissolve and fundamental questions arise about our image of the world. The reactions are as complex as they are disturbing: populists scream with a shrill propaganda alert, human concerns are thrown overboard and laws of the state are undermined. In view of the complex situation, some align with groups that hold extreme opinions that are legitimised by the collective. They give simple explanations for complex situations.
In WISDOM OF THE CROWD, six dancers form a swarm that moves through constantly changing situations. The dancers buzz, flutter and stomp through different constellations and emotions of the collective, taking the audience with them. In the end, the question is whether the wisdom of the crowd can be used to meet the challenges of our time or whether each individual has to reposition themselves.
Choreography Tobias Spori, Ann Katrin Cooper
Outside Eye Vanessa Cook
Light Robin Pushparatnam
Sound Ann Katrin Cooper
Costumes Christine Krug
Set Design Tobias Spori
Video Kristian Breitenbach
Dancers David Vilariño Gonzalez, Marc Lapuerta Lizana, Antonio Marino, Marco Di Nardo, King San Lo, Tobias Spori
Supported by Kanton St.Gallen, Swisslos, Stadt St.Gallen, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Corymbo Stiftung, Ostschweizer Stiftung für Musik und Theater, Migros Kulturprozent, S.Müller Holzbau AG