Premiere | 25th September 2014 | Hellerau – Europaïsches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden (DE) | 21:00
26th September 2014 | Hellerau – Europaïsches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden (DE) | 19:00
“The Very Boring Piece is an invisible construction of the ungraspable and uncharted existence. It suggests emptiness and nothingness in its constant process of transformation. But what is happening in the meantime before total transformation? It is a time between two events. We could call it a time of ambiguity and contained energy. It is an undefined state filled with tension. A space where potential nothingness or potential anything are being created. Expectation, tension and hesitation connected with a strong desire for transcending into the unknown are unavoidable parts of this performance. This piece is a nebula, a diffuse astronomic object to be experienced and not resolved. It is creation of possible after-events, filled with leaning on possibilities and foreseeing consequences of taken choices.” – Cristina & Jasmina
BY Cristina Planas Leitão & Jasmina Krizaj | WITH Simon Wehrli, Cristina Planas Leitão & Jasmina Krizaj | DRAMATURGY | Nienke Scholts | MUSIC Symphonies of the Planets; Kitaro | SONOPLASTY CJ | COSTUMES | Simon Wehrli & CJ | SET & LIGHT DESIGN CJ
Thanks to Carmen Mehnert, Anne-Katrin Schmidt, Mojca Kasjak
Production CJ Co-produced by Plesna Izba Maribor (SI); Hellerau, Europaïsches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden (DE); Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL) Artistic Residencies: Companhia Instável (PT) e Teatro Municipal.Campo Alegre (PT); O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo (PT), Devir-CAPa, Faro (PT); Nagib Parkour Festival 2012, Maribor (SI); Support Modul Dance; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT) – program for internationalization.
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25 September 2014 | Premiere at Hellerau – Europaisches Zentrum der Kusten, Dresden (DE) – 21:00
26 September 2014 | Hellerau – Europaisches Zentrum der Kusten, Dresden (DE) – 19:00
4 October 2014 | Platforma Maribor (SI) – Lutkovno gledališče Maribor (SI) – 19:00
12 November 2014 | Teatro do Campo Alegre, Palcos Instáveis, Porto (PT) – 21:30
13 November 2014 | Teatro do Campo Alegre, Palcos Instáveis, Porto (PT) – 21:30
21 March 2015 | Festival Cumplicidades – Espaço Alkantara, Lisboa (PT)
8 – 21 April 2013 | Residency at Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL)
19, 20 & 21 April | Open studio presentations at Dansateliers – 20:30
5-17 December 2013 | Residency at Lugar Instável, Teatro Campo Alegre, Porto, (PT)
28 February – 14 March 2014 | Residency at Plesna Izba Maribor, (SI)
16 – 22 May 2014 | Residency at Devir-Capa, Faro (PT)
1 – 10 August 2014 | Residency at O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo (PT)
9 August 2014 (Saturday) | Informal showing in process – O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo (PT) – 18:00
11 – 15 August 2014 | Residency at Companhia Instável (PT), Teatro Municipal.Campo Alegre, Porto
8 – 24 September 2014 | Residency at Hellerau – Europaisches Zentrum der Kusten, Dresden (DE)
Photos: © Saša Huzjak (http://www.sasahuzjak.com)
“How to move around in the grey area between the inconceivable and the concrete, between everything and nothing, between boredom and expectations? Why is it interesting if something “happened”?
The Very Boring Piece explores situations and spaces in which “almost” something happened. These are loaded with voltage, although they are neither linear nor defined. Like a good David Lynch film, full of fractures, cuts and new beginnings is.
Where does a sequence end and when does the other begin? Therein lies the potential of this performance. The two choreographers speak about the piece as a kind of mist, as a diffuse astronomical object. It plays with our expectations as the dancers point us constantly in different directions. What if nothing happens? What if something happens and we miss it? What if that was exactly what should have happened?” – Hellerau team
Young Critics at Hellerau about The Very Boring Piece
interview at Nagib Parkour, Maribor 2012
*Technical rider, budget and press photos are available upon request.