«An invitation to reflect on the mark that our existence leaves in our environment».
Kanpai has been invited to create a choreography at the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal EDCM, within a cultural collaboration program between the governments of the Basque Country (the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa-Dantzagunea, Tabakalera, Dantzaz, Etxepare Institute) and Quebec.
The work will be presented within the framework of the festival Les danses de la mi-chemin, opus 2019, from December 11 to 14 of 2019 in Montreal.
No Trace is an invitation to reflect on the trace that our existence leaves in our environment.
Our trail is inevitable, however we can become aware of it and act to turn it into something that generates well-being.
A trace, simple, light, soft.
Without a trace.
A life option.
Opt for lightness.
Going through the world as something that belongs to a complex system of interrelationships.
Think of a leaf that sprouts along with millions more in a remote forest looking for the light that feeds the tree that saw it born.
Later, without fuss, without stridency it will wilt to finally fall gently on the earth and then decompose into food for life to take its course.
No desire to conquer.
Gently accept our insignificant condition of living beings.
We are not more.
We are not special.
We are not chosen.
We are not those who shape nature to their advantage.
We are those who live without harming.
Joyful to be part of a balance gestated for millions of years.
We do not seek recognition.
We are not looking for notoriety.
We do not seek the admiration of others.
We are not looking for anything other than our work.
What remains is our work.