Uncomfort Zone

In his renowned ‘Manifesto on Dance’, Mehmet Sander writes that ‘creating dance on an emotional basis is self-indulgent, since humans are already emotional.’ Uncomfort Zone explored the key aspects of his manifesto and his practice: dance will be a premise to refuse comfort, emotion and music, in favour of collision, maximum velocity and gravity as enhancements of — rather than inhibitions to — performance.

Using his vast experience as an iconic performer and choreographer of high-impact dance, Sander led tasks that challenged participants physically, mentally, and intellectually, culminating in a new performance on 15 and 16 March 2011 at Queen Mary, University of London. Part of Air Project and filmed by Mile End Films.