Think about the moment, when you realize that the performance you were watching has just ended. The lights are dimmed down, the performer has left the stage, it is silent. The applause has not yet started.
Everyone in the audience is thinking the same thing - it has ended. You want this intensely silent moment to last forever. You are not sure where it started or who made the first clap, but it spreads fast and now everyone is clapping. And you are automatically doing the same.
Everyone can breath easier now. Your facial expression of watching a performance changes back to normal street face. You start to notice people around you. And you see that they start to move their bodies, exchange smiles and gazes.
You still hear constant slapping of their hands. Some clap very loud, some like a princess. Everyone is united in the rhythm. Don ́t break the system. Stay in the rhythm.
What happens to the bacterias on your hands when you clap your hands together? Does it make them feel pain?
KAROLIN POSKA is a freelance dance artist, who has graduated University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy Dance Art Faculty. On the season 2016/2017, she was a young artist in residence at Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Karolin does not yet have big awards or collaborations with famous people to brag with and she does not plan to make them up. In her performances she has explored the connections between live electronic music and dance.