Closing your eyes, leaving control of yourself, giving trust, at the beginning is scary. ‘Please Close Your Eyes’ is a performance that challenges you to trust what your other senses can “see”. Letting your senses percieve the world around you, putting aside the supremacy of your sight, gives you another position in space, a new spot from which you discover a way to let hidden parts of yourself come to the surface.
We believe that new music, and art in general, must be perceived purely as an experience. The performance, playing with what your brain is thinking and what your soul is perceiving and desiring, stimulates you to be part of the experience, create a community, share the space and live with the music at that moment. It is composition that is made for an audience and with the audience. A relation that is formed in the space and only exists in the space.
“Please close your eyes” is a performance for 6 audience members and 6 performers where one performer act also as a mediator. The performers are expected to form a diverse group. Those who participate in the project are not required to have musical training. The aim is to work together to define the performance’s musical and performative aspects. It is important to establish a bond of trust between each member of the group and to share the common goal: to achieve a calm, ritualistic atmosphere, in which the audience can feel safe and free to relax and explore.
Please Close Your Eyes will take place on Saturday 22 of April at Radical House – Rue Des Liégeois 2 – Ixelles.
The performance will be repeated 4 times during the day: 12h, 16h, 18h and 19h30.
For each time slot only 6 audience members will be allowed in the room, therefore booking is necessary.
To book your preferred time slot write an email to email@example.com with your name, the preferred time slot and the number of people that will attend. You’ll receive an answer with the confirmation of your booking. The booking will not be considered valid if it has not been confirmed.
Performers: Anita Cappuccinelli, Anders Herrebaut, Amber Bosteels, Marta Ibba, Denise Tamburi, Mikel Mugica.
Please Close Your Eyes is realised in collaboration with the Nomadic School of Arts and radical_house.
(c) Dimitri Nassar