ENSŌ Physical Theatre ENSŌ Physical Theatre is a foundation with the goal to make interdisciplinary performances, in which artforms melt together instead of being together seperately.
With breathing as a starting point, we're looking for an organic way of connecting acting and moving.
Breath is the start of everything, even before moving, before thinking or before the words we speak there is breath.
ENSŌ is looking for answers to philosophical questions, without actually giving an answer. This interrogative approach provides for associative, visual and absurdist performances, in which the audience is challenged to broaden its view.
Breath is an important theme in the work of ENSŌ. Breathing connects. It connects humans to themselves, eachother and their surroundings. Breathing is the connection between thinking and feeling, between body and mind. With the breath ENSŌ makes their philosophical questions touchable and physical.
The work starts from breathing and the organical way of moving. In our daily life there is nothing more organic the moving and talking at the same time. ENSŌ is looking for a blend between this organic unconcious way of using voice and movement and a theatrical form.
ENSŌ is challenging her performers to work outside the lines of their discipline and is looking for a xenogamy between their crafts. A dancer can inspire a musician and the musician can inspire the actor.
ENSŌ has found her name in the Zen philosoph. Ensō is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. This view is transferred into the performances of ENSŌ by focussing on the breath, to make the performers aware and present in the current moment. Away from judgements, they can fully surrender to performing.