Astrid Boons


Since Plato, the term Khôra (Ancient Greek: “place, area, land, space”) has been an ephemeral one, thinkers from Aristotle to Derrida to Heidegger to Kristeva not so much nailing down a proper definition than circling it like an inscrutable object. With her group piece, Belgian choreographer Astrid Boons dares to enter this place that, at the same time, is a non-place: both a reflection of our increasingly technologised world, pushing bodies to the margin, and a rejoinder, a possible refuge. Five dancers, with nothing but their bodies and each other, keep resituating themselves in an eerily smooth wasteland, posing the equally simple as impossible question: “How do we reclaim our humanity?”