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Broadcast In the drop (28 and 29 October 2020)

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Website Paula Montecinos Oliva

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In the drop by Paula Montecinos Oliva

a 2020 DAS Choreography Master Presentation

This sonic choreography occurs in a twofold modality: in a digital live broadcast, designed to be listened to with headphones, and simultaneously, for a small audience, in the physical presence in the performative space of the choreography. As such, this sonic choreography aligns with the social distancing measures of the Covid-19 global pandemic and proposes to explore the limits and convergences of virtual and actual presence, and listening as a space for touch at a distance.


In the drop is the set-up and crafting of a performative soundspace for re-existence. It is the reassembly of an an-archic body to reimagine a world to come. A sound space that merges precarity and excess, abundance and fragility in a constellation of sonorous events overlapping and agglomerating around listening. An emergent system that involves forces of aliveness and violence, coupled at once, as one.

Working with the performativity of live sound, movement and voice, In the drop is carried out with the aim of subverting anthropocentric and colonial worldviews and modes of relating between bodies and materials, in favor of coexistence, difference and affective proximity.

After the catastrophe, we listen; variegated, we explode. We aim for a bond in complicity and commitment. A perceptual engagement, from the quiet sounds to the noise that stretches listening. We listen through the vertebrae, through the soles of the feet and the back of the mind, for an auditory imagination unbound from capitalism.

In the drop  is the culmination of Paula Montecinos Oliva’s two-year research trajectory at DAS Choreography.

Sound and choreography 
Paula Montecinos Oliva

Performance and artistic collaboration
Karina Villafan, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen

Pedro Matías, Paula Montecinos Oliva

Artistic advisor
Fernando Belfiore

Artistic assistant
Flavia Pinheiro 

Web and image
Andy Dockett 

Broadcast mixing
Nahuel Cano 

Nadia Bekkers 

Research mentors
Hypathia Vourloumis, Katarina Bakatsaki, Constanza Piña Pardo

Sher Doruff, Jeroen Fabius

Thanks to: Thais Di Marco, Andy Dockett, Veza Fernandez, Gabriel Milliet, Rodrigo Batista, Corazón de Robota, Annick Kleizen, Johan Mijail, Alice Chauchat, Konstantina Georgelou, cumpanis at DAS Choreography, Geert Odens, Udo Akemann, Harco Haagsma.


Broadcast In the drop (28 and 29 October 2020)

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Website Paula Montecinos Oliva

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