Cast:

  • Concept: Rawan Roshni
  • Producer: Studio 8, Rawan Roshni, DragonFly Media Productions
  • Choreography & performance: Rawan Roshni
  • Film director: Dima Toukan
  • Cinematography & drone & video editing: Sami E. Kattan
  • Filming 1st Ac: Mo’men Abu Subaih
  • Music & sound design: Pess Music
  • Movement advisor: Anas Abunahleh
  • Dance production adviser: Xiaoman Ren
  • Photography: Xiaoman Ren, Hiba Nabulsi, Reema Shatat

“An audio visual piece with original music production and a variety of choreographed movement showcasing the spiraling, circling, and spinning motion that is the embodiment of the pattern of the Fibonacci sequence, the golden ratio.

The piece also explores the duality of light and dark, expansion and contraction, height and depth, and of the dance between seen and unseen.”

— Rawan Roshni (Choreographer)

Story Behind

“My story started from my experience of  engaging the nine to five routine for a long time without being aware about the possible consequences of it. 

A major obstacle to creative thinking is called ‘homeostasis.’

This is a deep subconscious desire to remain consistent with what you have done or said in the past.

People may say we shall think outside of the box, but very often the homeostatic impulse holds people back from becoming all they are capable of becoming and from achieving success, 

Drawing inspiration of my own experiences living in an environment that there is a tremendous irresistible unconscious pressure that brings us back to doing what we have always done, I started a dance project exploring this idea.

This project is called ‘Nine to Five Box”.

I imagine it to be performed as a live performance, or produced as an audio-visual piece.

I have some experience as a dancer. I have done solos before. However, this is my first choreography of a group work. I have to say that the art of making dances, the gathering and organization of movement into order and pattern, is fascinating, yet very challenging.”

— Rawan Roshni (Choreographer)

Project “Fibonacci Embodied” has been realized as part of “Choreography Creation Camp” (CCC) organized by Studio 8, with the support of Drosos Foundation, EUNIC Jordan and European Union in Jordan.

What is CCC?

CCC is a pilot version of a talent incubation program that supports emerging local young choreographers, dance makers, performance directors to sustain their individual or collaborative creativity, and, in the process, finding new ways to be connected with their audiences.

To know more about CCC program, click on the big C button below. Get digital access to the teaching manual of CCC program, click on the on the big M button below.

Project “Fibonacci Embodied” has been realized as part of “Choreography Creation Camp” (CCC) organized by Studio 8, with the support of Drosos Foundation, EUNIC Jordan and European Union in Jordan.

What is CCC?

CCC is a pilot version of a talent incubation program that supports emerging local young choreographers, dance makers, performance directors to sustain their individual or collaborative creativity, and, in the process, finding new ways to be connected with their audiences.

To know more about CCC program, click on the big C button below. Get digital access to the teaching manual of CCC program, click on the on the big M button below.

Feedback

helpful information that is given to emerging dance makers of what can be done to improve a dance piece.

 

“Very nice aesthetic.”

“Very good quality of image.”

“I liked the music.”

“I saw the connection between the two worlds.”

“The locations were chosen wisely.”

“I wish it was more! There are some possible improvements with the editing. But whirling is not my field, so I would not to elaborate. There is one more note I’d like to make is that red ribbons were introduced quite sudden in the short video. I would suggest that red ribbons to be introduced more naturally, gradually.”

“I have a few suggestions regarding to the artistic choices. When it comes to your artistic choices, make conscious choices, such as performing with shoes or with bare foot.”

“It is important to know ‘why’ behind everything that is happening in the performance.”

“You make your artistic choices, knowing that your audiences may, or may not understand the reasons behind your choices. Your audiences do not have to understand all the reasons.”

“If you have expected elements happening by chance during your performance, ask yourself whether you’d like to have this chance element again.”

“This is as beautiful as a painting!”

“It is stunning! It is magical!”

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