Dance performance with Dora, Effie, Ella Belle, Josephine, Maida, Mila, Jordan, and Sidonie, developed with Deva Schubert and Dylan Spencer-Davidson, styled by Nicole Walker.
Born into a dying future, today's preadolescents are the first representatives of Generation Alpha – a generation likely to be faced with immense global challenges in their lifetime. Too young to be afforded a democratic voice, but born too late to wait around, many of them are starting to take direct action around the world.
Age of majority is choreographic performance by Dylan Spencer-Davidson, developed collaboratively with Dora (11), Effie (11), Ella Belle (11), Josephine (11), Maida (12), Mila (12), Jordan (10), Sidonie (11), and Deva Schubert. By consciously occupying public space and subtly disrupting social codes, the performers adopt »subject rebel positions« and test ideas around autonomy, self-esteem, identity formation, performativity and resistance.
Dylan Spencer-Davidson's work explores the emotional conditions of contemporary life, using live bodies, music, writing and video to explore the conflicts between our embodied experiences and the rational narratives we ascribe to them. His dance performances investigate the tensions between communal identity and individual subjectivity. Recent performances include: The way I feel under your command at RA Schools (London, UK), I don't feel safe to tell you at Haus N (Athens, GR) and SOFT SHELL HARD CORE Ashley (Berlin, DE).
Deva Schubert's work deals with intimacy and the dynamics of interactions as performative means. As a dancer she worked for Christoph Winkler, Ivo Dimchev, Julian Weber, Shai Faran, Mute Company and Costa Company and performed at the Venice Biennale and Documenta 14. Her live installation and sound performance LEAKS was presented at the MFA Gallery (Montreal, CA) and the Kunsthalle Zürich as well as the Uppsala Konstmuseum. Since 2019 she is part of the dance and technology research project Moving Digits.