Slow Sports is a dance piece investigating the totality of how sports are experienced. Since the birth of the Olympics in Ancient Greece, competitive sports have involved the participation of both the athlete and the spectator. This communication between competitors and audience is not incidental to competitive sports, but integral to it. In these times sports are appreciated, and athletes elevated, at a level perhaps not seen since classical times. Today, sporting events are arguably the dominant aesthetic experience available to our culture.
This piece explores the way athletes experience movement, the physicality of athletes and sportsmen: their bodies, their beauty, their rhythmical movements, their facial expressions, the sounds their actions produce, and how the experience of competitive sports is structured for the spectator: how athletic events are organized, how they are portrayed and commented on in the media (through television, documentaries, radio and newspapers).