Lea Ved

Darling we’re nowhere but here

©️Bart Grietens 2 - Darling we're nowhere but hereThursday 24 June 2021 live from Theater Rotterdam – Tickets 

The duet “Darling we’re nowhere but here” by the American choreographer Lea Ved will participate in the third edition of RIDCC. This piece emerges in a global moment of being right in the middle of something. We are hardly at the precipice of being able to look back and reflect, and even now, and here, it is still unfolding.
Photo: Bart Grietens
What do you wish to cause with your choreography?                             This piece emerges in a global moment of being right in the middle of something. We are hardly at the precipice of being able to look back and reflect, and even now, and here, it is still unfolding. Something about how I feel blinded by what exactly this is, where it is going. How I don’t understand something, yet continued to move forward. There is tension and trust, there is autonomy and dependence, there is a ‘waiting for’ and ‘grateful for’ while at the same time a worn out exhaustion of labouring through something. Perhaps alone, but also perhaps with a someone. We have paused any instinct of extroversion to instead take immediate and prolonged attention to the smaller sphere of self, or maybe the care of an ‘us’. And a deeper look there is not without confrontation, friction, and sometimes even a wild freedom of being fully in our own spotlight. Our smaller reality takes its own place in the midst of the larger beyond. Together, in unknown, with little to expect and less to plan for, we take every ‘here’ that unravels. And the world I aim to evoke, comes from these tones.”
Being part of an event like RIDCC is an invaluable experience of being amongst talented and aspiring choreographers, creatives, makers, and professionals. Just to be in this kind of company, to speak with and exchange backgrounds and ideas is enriching for both my artistry and my humanity. To think that everyone will be gathered for the celebration of exquisite dance and choreography makes me very excited to meet everyone and be part of this.
I am steadily growing into a central desire to create, choreograph, and collaborate more and more. I am proud of the work that I made with Alesya and Simon, and thought it to be quality work to share for a competition such as this. Applying for this platform coincides with my recognition that opportunities to choreograph come from visibility of my work, and RIDCC is an intersection of reputable and admirable organisations that I would love to work with.