The performance is created by exploring the subconscious parts of our personalities and their polarizing ways of embodiment at a conscious level. The artistic team was inspired by observing individual responses to external stimuli, which were then composed within a relationship. In order to understand their experience better, the creators focused their attention on psychological aspects of personality, based on contradictory or conflicting situations. Furthermore, there were influences which shaped the individuality of their personalities over a period of time. Among others, the male and female archetypal principles – Animus and Anima. Taking the cultural and historical gender stereotypes passed on generation to generation into account, it is deduced that the identification with one’s own image of an ideal woman and an ideal man seriously disrupts the ability to pursue a stable and harmonious partnership.
Silence is a particular musical genre which arises from the absence of meaning in several areas. For instance, as dramatizing medium, when silence is not absent, which is the originally expected attribute. An attribute is a basic characteristic of plot, e.g. “a minute of breath”. Breath is created by a lack of opinion and speaks to everyone directly. Nobody would even dream of finding the other by breath. Do not forget the call for the knocking one to come and open. He did not come, did not reach the door handle and was punished by his intentions. He deliberately mistook song for silence.
Choreography & performance: Lukáš Bobalik & Andrej Štepita
Music: Tomáš Baľák
Dramaturgy: Maja Hriešik
09 June 2018: Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava, SK
10 June 2018: Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava, SK
16 June 2018: Tanečno [festival], Námestovo, SK
28 July 2018: Kiosk [festival], Žilina, SK
29 July 2018: Kiosk [festival], Žilina, SK
09 November 2018: Námestovo, SK
06 May 2019: FINTDAZ 2019 [festival], Alto Hospicio, Chile
10 May 2019: FINTDAZ 2019 [festival], Iquique, Chile