On 26-28 June 2015 (Friday at 8:30 pm, Saturdays and Sunday at 5 pm) Poland’s Zuzanna Kasprzyk, graduate of the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom, Poland (co-choreographer/dramaturge/dancer) and Malaysia’s Ren Xin Lee (co-choreographer/director/dancer) will showcase their joint project B.E.D. (But Everybody Dreams, Big Enough Dreams). The performance is a site-specific work. The audience will journey through the piece. The performance is a series of ?happenings? that unfold in a migratory manner. The site-specific ?happenings? will lead the audience from one point to another, sometimes stationing at one place for a while. At other times, the audience roams, as if in an exhibition gallery. The choreographers will be joined in performance by three other Malaysian performers: dancer Tan Bee Hun, musician/actor Sudarshan Chandra Kumar, and drummer/theatre performer Leow Hui Min. The project is being developed at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.
The project explores identity loss and/or community dislocation due to urbanisation. Other themes discussed are alternative social functions: questioning typecast expectations that lock on identity markers; social pluralism ? to make sense of dynamic identities in a society where ?multi-? has become a mere construct, instead of plain existence; and construction/demolition/reconstruction that happens in a country, a community, a family, and a person?s daily life.
The project is supported by the Polish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur as part of celebrations marking 250 years of public theatre in Poland.
Not about sleeping.
What, would a society dream of? If it does?
it does not sleep.
Not about sleeping.
About three very different people ? trying to share a space, finding out how to exist together, and try to dream together.
It is about,
On the way home, they encounter two women dance-makers in a men-ruled world that has forgotten about dancing.
No more sleeping!
Mattresses are used as props and sets. At different instances, they are metaphors for:
? Bed ? where we start our day, and where we end our day: What really values in the time between?
? Personal (space) vs. shared (space)
? Private (entities) vs. public (entities)
? Weight, burden
? Comfort, pleasure, security, protection, territory, demarcation, barrier, conflict.
? Building units; home, home country. Dreams.
? Abandoned items, abandoned dreams
? Object of attestation. Testimony. Evidence.
More information: http://www.klpac.org/