The Syncopators is a performance that takes place in public space. Featuring 5 performers, the choreography draws from jazz dance techniques and combines them with speculative future fiction from literature and film to inspire new and superhuman corporealities. The title derives from the word syncope, which refers to a deviation from an expected rhythmic pattern in music or dance, often placing dynamic accents on weaker beats or omitting stronger beats. One interest of the work is to question the conceptual boundaries of dance as art and its close link with colonial history, and at best to contribute to their expansion.
The Syncopators presents us with something we have never seen before – the unfamiliar. To view these mysterious creatures meeting other people on the square is to think of what it means to meet something which is other. The performance is experienced together with other people – some are like you, others are very different from you. Presented in collaboration with CPH STAGE and Frederiksbergdagene.
THE SYNCOPATORS invites all audiences. We welcome people just passing by to stop and share time and space.