In preparation of the Schoorlse Kunsten 2017, I invented the reed fan and the reed fan dance. It became obvious that this dance is dedicated to all women of my mothers and my generation, to free them from their frustrations and encourage them to take their onw space. Unfortunately I was able to dance after my mother died. At the moment dancing is one of the most beautiful ways for me to express myself. This is where my love for music and shape comes together. I forget everything around me. I feel happy when I am improvising.
Last year I had the privilege to perform at music composed and played by saxophonist Christoph Enzel during his concert in Berlin on the 17th of October. This time I had to conform my performance to the music and think of some kind of choreography. A lovely challenge because the 4 soundscapes are expressing universal themes. As I had no sheet music I made a drawing in order to learn the music. I really enjoyed the performance. And as always there is at least one female listener/viewer who is feeling and touched by the freedom of this dance.
Reed fan performance by Hedy Hempe | Photography: Suze van der Ster 2017