On Saturday, 13 September (7 pm), the Lublin Dance Theatre (LTT) will premiere their new production Stalking Paradise at the Centre for Culture in Lublin (Main Performance Room, ul. Peowiaków 12) developed by the Estonian/Norwegian choreographer duo Külli Roosna & Kenneth Flak. In the piece, dancers of Lublin Dance Theatre and Pracownia Fizyczna investigate the difficulties of belief. What do we believe? Why do we believe what we do? How hard is it really for different beliefs to coexist?
In the performance different elements of faith are explored and questioned through movement, sounds and texts: dogmatism, flow, change, stability, adaptability. On which basis do we make our decisions? Do we act to satisfy the group norm, or do we act from a genuine individual conviction? How can we know the difference between the two ? is there even a fundamental difference?
Let them be helpless like children,
because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing.
When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible,
when he dies, he is hard and insensitive.
When a tree is growing, it is tender and pliant,
but when it?s dry and hard, it dies.
Hardness and strength are death?s companions.
Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.
Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky
Would you really want your deepest longings to come true?
Next performances: Sunday, 14 September, 7 pm.
Concept and choreography: Külli Roosna, Kenneth Flak
Dance: Aleksandra Łaba, Beata Mysiak, Anna Żak, Wojciech Łaba, Ryszard Kalinowski, Wojciech Kaproń
Music and video: Kenneth Flak
Lighting: Grzegorz Polak
Sound: Dariusz Kociński
Duration: 60 min
Production: Centre for Culture in Lublin, Institute of Music and Dance
The piece was produced in cooperation with the Institute of Music and Dance under the programme 2014 “Choreographic Commissions”.