Mala Kline (SI/BE) is a performer, choreographer and writer. Her artistic and theoretical work is embedded in the practice of dreaming. In her author-based choreographic work she uses Saphire™ to facilitate individual and communal dreaming to create unique singular worlds weaved from and generated through the language of our dreaming. She is also a certified practitioner and teacher of Saphire™ dream and imagery work. She has private practice in Brussels and teaches Saphire™ internationally, in diverse educational, research and production settings. She holds MA in theatre and PhD in philosophy. Her book The Inoperative Theatres: Contemporary Performing Arts Between Ethics and Politics is coming out in 2017. Currently she is doing her post-doctoral research on the alternative concepts and uses of time at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (UG) and within S:PAM research centre in Gent. www.malakline.com
FRAME OF RESEARCH
“If I’d known we were gonna cast our feelings into words, I’d’ve memorized the Song of Solomon.” (Coen Brothers, Miller’s Crossing)
SONG is a process of rewriting of the Song of Songs. It writes anew this ancient text using the images from dreams as diagrams that touch us and make sense only when felt. It is a love SONG between the Two; visible and invisible, matter and spirit, body and soul, movement and voice, image and text, performer and spectator. SONG is about language, language as a song. It explores language as a relational “third space” between the Two: a space of encounter, a space of empathy, a space of potential and of transformation of the two. SONG is a love song we sing with every utterance we make.