Rhythm is a Dancer

Henri Hütt, Estonia

Thursday, 02.02.2017, 18:30 h, DOCK 11
Duration: 45 min.


“What makes rhythm a rhythm and dancer a dancer? When I was becoming a personality, my favorite pick-up line was ’What kind of music do you like?’. I was hoping to find companionship with it and shine with my wide knowledge about sub-cultures. Melody and rhythm came always first, then lyrics and meaning. And I found myself comparing the moment of now and the situations in the past when I met the same rhythm the first time. The honesty, seriousness and thoughts that I have now in comparison with me back in time and then again time forward and again time back and forward, back-forward, FF>REWFF>FF…”

Henri Hütt is a young performing artist whose actions are dominated by the systems of dance art and technology based on studies at the department of Performing Arts at Estonian Academy of Arts. In relation to the connections between different artforms he is interested in vision how to find points to relate technology and human touch. Most of all Henri is dealing with the relation between human and machine, not through programming but through total practice of bluffed method. This is the matter – consequence relation where the motion of the stage-body finds his function far beyond the flirt-level. He formed Distant Artist position before the popular Nothingness trend and he deals with the exotics of “not”-polarities. Since 2010 creates one full-length performance a year and focuses on the questions about art every day. Vanity and ambition force him to move towards his dream and while doing that, he is also creating work for himself.

Concept and performance Henri Hütt
Sound design Algorütmid
Lighting design Villu Konrad
Styling Kaie Olmre
Photos Hannes Aasamets
Co-producer Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia, PACT Zollverein Essen, Performing Arts Forum

Performances in Berlin supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian House in Berlin

Premiere 2014