Tuesday, April 5, 2016

L - One of the Seven 2016

The unceasing infernal tempest,
Tears down the souls, pulls them about, tosses them,
Rubs one against the other, those sinners.
(Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy) 

L stands for „Lust“ – desire, passion, pleasure, fornication. It refers to something over the line, to something extreme. Choreographer Andrej Petrovič places only one person on the stage – a woman, whose thirst can never be satisfied. A queen, who sinks into the depths of her own inability to rest, calm down, stop and resist her wishes and desires at the same time. The self-destruction becomes her choice. 

L / One of the Seven is the first of seven solos, in which the author is going to render the topic of the seven deadly sins. At the same time, this project is a comeback of choreographer Andrej Petrovič to Central Europe, after he had worked for almost ten years abroad, above all as a dancer and choreography assistant at the Akram Khan Company. The central character of this project is Martina Hajdyla Lacová, the founder of the ME-SA ensemble and the Dance of the Year 2015 Award holder.

Concept and choreography: Andrej Petrovič
Dance: Martina Hajdyla Lacová 
Costumes: Maroš Baran
Light design: Katarína Ďuricová 
Music: Ben Frost 
Artistic consultation: Karolína Hejnová, Markéta Perroud 
Production: ME-SA / Karolína Hejnová 
With support: MHMP, MKČR, Tanec Praha / PONEC – divadlo pro tanec, ALT@RT