In the first glimpse I recognize your hands. Slowly I notice your gestures. In her presence I see myself standing there. With her I see the other. Together, “you” and “I” are strangers.
I see you again, and your eyes, in which I encounter the self and recognize a stranger. How many times can we meet one another in one encounter? With this piece an encounter between two people is presented, in which various fragments of gestures, surprises, and playfulness between two are explored.
This is the first piece I directed and showed in Berlin. It is a Multi-disciplinary dance performance.
The performance is dealing with two strangers meeting each other, and how such an encounter can change the life of both participants. The same meeting is introduced from different angles on different levels over and over again. The more levels we meet the story, the more apparent it becomes that meeting a stranger is our best chance for understanding our motivation and character.
This is a playful but critical piece related to the self in context of actual politics and cyber environments, and how fulfilling certain roles take away from our experiencing the world surrounding us. Perhaps solidarity as a term in some cases could be replaced by curiosity or self-interest.
The performance premiers on the 23rd of February 2017 at Dock11, and is made with the help of Dock11, Tanzfabrik, and Wiesen 55e.V.
23-26th of February 2017
After-talk moderated by Theaterscoutings:
25th of February
- Choreography and dance: Mikel Aristegui, Silvia Bennett, Annapaola Leso
- Composition and music: Gabor Csongradi, Georgi Sztojanov
- Direction and light: Emese Csornai
- Assistant director: Joao Cidade
Made with the support of: Wiesen55 e.V., Tanzfabrik, Dock11.
Many thanks to Maya M. Carroll and Manuel Perez Torres
Stills taken from the video registration by Mime Centrum: