LOSS / HOME FAR AWAY FROM HOME

KARINE PONTIES (BELGIUM)

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About performance

The first human beings were nomads. Will also the last? LOSS / HOME FAR AWAY FROM HOME offers shelter to eight beings whose road follows loss and oblivion. Here is the home where the ephemeral sharing of their origins, their paths, happen. Here occurs that moment when every part of the world appears as a stitch of humanity. These beings gift themselves the solace of an excess of joy, while taking care of a community in which they are illegal passengers. Remembering as a form of encounter, forgetting a form of freedom. They are fugitives from elsewhere, and will soon be on their way again, leaving traces on which others will come to dance. But, for today, they are here.

This piece with Aura Dance Theatre allows me to explore this company’s dancers’ explosive energy and to channel their youthful and organic force in a singular and unique language.

I am not looking for spectacular, I conduct a rigorous research on the infinitesimally small, the fragility that leads to a collective work composed of attuned individualities.

They are eight on stage, each hailing from one country, Mexico, Australia, France, Italy, Lithuania, Japan, Albania, Korea.

Interpreters from different cultures, with sensitivities at odds. Throughout my artistic collaborations with partners across Europe, Africa, Russia and Asia, I have always succeeded in bringing a rich approach to collective work by encouraging each dancer to interrogate their culture and language, their unique grasp of meaning and history, in order to become permeable and find their own writing.

Weaving connections by working with individuals, each of whom contains their own unique animal-like writing, and attempts to handle already existing languages: sounds, words, gestures, colors, excesses of the world bursting in. Raw materials to transform.

Living beings able to remember to forget in order to live together, translate, and re-write the world within.

Photos: Vytis foto, Svetlana Batura

CHOREOGRAPHY

Karine Ponties

COSTUME DESIGNER

Kristina Čyžiūtė Svirskienė

DRAMATURG AND LIGHT DESIGNER

Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

COPRODUCTION

Šokio trupė: „Dame de Pic“

DANCERS

Ester Bega, Ludovico Murgia, Hueng Won Lee, Julija Mintauté, Kris Dao Nicholl, Natsuho Matsumoto, Marine Fernandez, Pepe Jaimes

DURATION

50 min.

PREMIERE

October 1, 2021, Kaunas.

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