Yin Yue opens the schrit_tmacher justDANCE! Festival 2019 in Aachen
In Yin Yue’s The Edge of 30 Degrees, which had its world premier in Aachen, every possible individual movement that could continue into another movement, is interrupted by a movement from another performer. Every movement is punctuated by a new one. Straight lines are out of the question. In the first part of the work, a duet between Yin Yue and Grace Whitworth reflects a relationship that is neither based on oppositions nor on similarities, but rather a sequence of movements that instigate another. This idea of causality seems to suggest that any movement is a reaction or a consequence of another, so that every interaction between performers or movements have the same weight. In Bergsonian sense, Yue’s The Edge of 30 Degrees has some of that same non-hierarchical emphasis on time.
We live with the idea that we are left with only minutes or hours until the next. Yin Yue’s practice reflects, but also deconstructs this rooted idea. The idea of movement, consisting out of space and time, is extended with a human dimension of interaction. And so, The Edge of 30 Degrees dips a toe in uncharted waters. – Ilona Roessli in TANZweb.org