GRADNJA / ISABELLE SCHAD (DE)

 

dance performance

17/9 premiere i 18/9 rerun ● 20:00h ● 65 min● Velika &TD

18/9 ● 21:15h ●   Artist talk ● Velika &TD

We are watching a metamorphosis of a huge monster which ocasionally spurts out hands, heads, legs constantly battling with its giant fluidity. Material movement of the group of performers creates a spatial journey set somewhere between paradoxical landscapes, abstract images and moving sculptures. During more than one hour, we follow them to exhaustion while they discover each and every possibility of dealing with those objects: from investigating their form, discovering the softness of their content and listening to their sound, to more expansive attempts at animating them throughrepeated energy waves thatcreate and destroy the imaginary landscapes._ Isabelle_The beanbags seemed interesting to me, as the amount of small styrofoam balls could be brought in relation to the ingredients of the body – we are made of trillions of cells as the smallestimaginable units. In this performance, beanbags function as an additional layer of the body – as an organ so to speak, and as a transitional object (one extra layer between the body and the world).

 

Choreography: Isabelle Schad

Artistic direction: Saša Božić, Isabelle Schad

Artistic collaborator: Laurent Goldring

Performers: Ina Sladić, Iva Hladnik, Josip Horvat, Josipa Bubaš, Jure Radnić, Marko Jastrevski, Nataša Kopeč, Nikolina Komljenović, Nino Bokan

Composition & sound design: Marcello Busato

Light design: Marino Frankola

Costumes: Ana Fucijaš

Producer: Iva Ogrizović

Production: cie Isabelle Schad, de facto, The Student Center of the University of Zagreb – Culture of Change – &TD Theatre, ekscena

Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag, and The City of Berlin.

The more I work, the more I believe in arts being crafts. Without a strong technique and knowledge of the body and its energy, you cannot be a very good dancer. 

GRADNJA