Ping-Pong, but not a bat in sight
When you think of dancing and ping-pong in the same sentence, the mind springs straight to Patpong in Bangkok. A new collaboration between choreographer Jonah Bokaer and creative studio, Snarkitecture is set to change your thoughts on the classic table tennis object by using thousands in a remarkable performance piece, ‘Why Patterns’, opening in the U.S. next week.
‘Why Patterns’ is in fact inspired from the musical composition by Morton Feldman of the same name, rather than Forrest Gump, Bangkok or Boris Johnson’s ‘wiff-waff’ comment.
The production opens with a black stage where a singular ping-pong ball triggers four dancers and this then followed by thousands more balls dropping, rolling and flooding the scene in controlled, choreographed chaos.
‘Why Patterns’ was originally commissioned by Dance Works Rotterdam, Holland’s oldest dance company.
So not just a load of wiff-waff on stage…
‘Why Patterns’ U.S. premiere is at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August 2011.