At Once

I appear at the edge of the stage as the last few audience members take their seats. My behavior is matter of fact. I have a lot of choices to make in advance of my entrance to At Once. I decide on my entrance site and the direction I will travel in relation to the audience plus where this path will end. Then the light fades.

In the Solo Performance Commissioning Project the dancers commission a solo dance from Deborah Hay. She guides and coaches them in the performance of the solo during an 11-day period in a residency setting. At the conclusion of the residency each participant signs a contractual agreement to a daily solo practice of the new piece, for a minimum of three months before their first public performance.

The solo At Once was created for Stina Nyberg in August-September 2009. Together with Marcela Donato I premiered the solo at Tanztage Berlin in 2010 with further performance at Dansens Hus in Stockholm in January 2011.

Premiere: January 2010, Tanztage Berlin
Choreographic concept: Deborah Hay
Adaptation and performance: Stina Nyberg
Co-worker: Marcela Donato
Also performed at Dansens Hus, Stockholm, January 2011