The Lublin Dance Theatre will showcase its Stalking Paradise on 16 December at the Centre for Culture in Lublin, Poland (7 pm, Sala Widowiskowa) and on 18 December (7 pm) in Cologne, Germany at part of the Internationales Winter TanzFestival organised by Slava Gepnera/TanzFaktur.
In Stalking Paradise, the Estonian/Norwegian choreographer duo Külli Roosna & Kenneth Flak investigate the difficulties of belief together with the dancers of Lublin Dance Theatre and Physical Studio. 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?
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”.
The performance Closeness is the result of cooperation between the dancers of the Zawirowania Dance Theatre and Slovak choreographer Tomáš Nepšinský. The starting point for the performance is the question: when you get involved in a relationship with someone are you actually with him/her or only with the idea that you have about your partner? Poetic images show how relationships distort under the influence of time. A man is confronted with the image of ?masculinity? that women created.
Choreography: collective work
Dance: Karolina Kroczak, Elwira Piorun, Szymon Osiński
Music: collage ? Alva Noto ?Vrioon?, Murcof ?Una?, Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé ?Telephone?, Garment, Steve Reich, Rene Aubry, Olafur Arnalds
Duration: 45 min.
More about the festival in Cologne: http://tanzfaktur.eu/