For adults and children from 12 year-olds
Duration 50 mins
+20 mins discussion immediately after performance
How to be together with all our differences?
Imagine if we could answer that question as humans! We don’t know if it will ever happen, and maybe that’s the point. Actually, it’s not about finding a way ‘to be together with all our differences’ but realizing that coming together, allowing all our differences to converge and interact is the ONLY way we can be together. And all our perceived differences are only relevant or meaningful when in relationship to everything else.”
A choreography for five dancers and an audience, this piece offers possibilities and ways to approach the performance. In the space of 50 minutes, it creates a shared space between dancer and spectator in which the boundary between auditorium and stage is permeable and fluid. The piece explores the questions of degrees of participation, problematics of decision making and flexibility of personal boundaries.
DIFFERENT? is neither a duality, nor separation or delimitation. It is about plurality of opinions; about sharing a space. It is about listening, deciding and taking actions that together create a whole.
DIFFERENT? is a shared space where the boundaries are permeable and flexible. They depend only on how and where each one of us sets them.
DIFFERENT? is a dance event for 6 performers and an audience.
DIFFERENT? is a dance you can do!
Building on the principles of mimicry, emotional and cognitive empathy, embodiment and sharing one’s mind, the piece investigates the questions of participation, plurality of opinions, perspectives, decision making and flexibility of personal boundaries.
The work considers the potential to inhabit various sites. It has been performed in theatres as well as in urban spaces always taking into account the specificity of the site itself.
Sound Design: Jelte Van Andel (Nl)
Light Design: Robert Štěpánek (CZ)
Scenography, Costumes: Marie Gourdain (Fr/Cz)
Coaching: Bush Hartshorn (UK)
Production: Lucia Račková (SK/CZ)
Producer: OSTRUŽINA z.swith the support of: MHMP, MKČR
International debut: March 20, 2016, Plesni teatr, Ljublana
Czech Premiere: April 19, 2016, Ponec – dance venue
The project DIFFERENT? was selected and realised in the framework of Be SpectACTive! network and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.