Emio Greco | PC was founded in 1996. It is more than a dance company: the company promotes a broader attitude towards the consciousness of the body. It initiated a series of Salons on Dance & Discourse, established a section devoted to research on recording and notation of body movement and developed an educational programme under the name of Accademia Mobile. EG | PC regularly invites artists from their own and other disciplines to take part in a valuable dialogue. In the past years, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have stepped back from making purely dance-centered work to direct their attention to theatre, film and opera as well as contemporary music, always with dance as their point of reference.
Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have collaborated in their joint search for new dance forms since 1995. They found a strong common interest in the possibility of a dance seen as the expression of a visionary body, with the theatrical space as the external influence on that body. In their performances, dance is regarded as autonomous, and capable of creating its own time and space. Dance is never brought into action as a medium for conveying, nor for dressing a theatrical space. Instead, dance is perceived as possessing an inherent logic, by which it is able to express the intelligence of the body without needing the addition of meaning or explication. All the elements of a performance – the space, the lighting, the sound – are applied throughout the working process with a view to eliciting from the body the impulses that are driving its self-examination.