Land was inspired by the interest in the short story

How much land does man need?

by Russian author Leo Tolstoy.


In this short story I find themes of human desire and need for ownership which I believe open up relevant and fundamental questions about humanity in our contemporary society.
For this choreographic work, twenty-one tables are used to represent and differentiate between what is owned and what is not owned. The movement material used in this work was also created through research on actions of ownership.
For the structure and composition of this work was strongly influenced by the two dominant factor:
attending to the sounds the dancers and tables created while in movement and by exploration of how space could be shaped through varying configurations of tables and bodies.