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Embers

Butoh dance performance


Phot. Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, © TO-EN Butoh Company, 2011

 

 

 

Concept, choreography and dance 
TO-EN (Poland)

 

Light design 
Chrisander Brun (Norway)

 

Stage design 
Chrisander Brun, TO-EN

 

Sound 
Krzysztof Pajka (Poland), Tautvydas Bajarkevičius (Lithuania)

 

Costume 
oluhi (Poland)

 

Concept, choreography and dance: TO-EN (Poland)
Light design: Chrisander Brun (Norway)
Stage design: Chrisander Brun, TO-EN
Sound: Krzysztof Pajka (Poland), Tautvydas Bajarkevičius (Lithuania)
Costume: oluhi (Poland)

Assistant 
Olga Scibska (Poland)

 

Layout for poster 
Sewer Hrehorowicz / crystalvision

 

Duration 
ca. 42 min 

 

 

 

Embers is a performance about the strength and violence of contradictions. It opens  a symbolic space for the most extreme oppositions in nature and inside of us.
The intensity of element in a stroke. The silence of forests depths. The heat of humidity filling the air. Coldness. The sweetness of lust  and shame. At the crossing of these forces – a body. Full of passion and gentle. Hungry and insatiable. Sometimes grotesque.
Embers never fade away. Their burning heat enslaves. They annihilate and give life.

 

TO-EN’s performance is created in collaboration with a Norwegian light designer and a fashion art designer from Cracow. Using body, dance, textile and colour, together they build a vivid space that captivates all the senses. 

 

 

 

 

Phot. Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, © TO-EN Butoh Company, 2011

 

 

 

Premiére: 21th of May 2011, Wybrzeze Theatre, Gdansk, Poland

 

 

Supported by: ZANSHIN

Media Patronage: Torii, Konnichiwa.pl, Trojmiasto.pl

Partner: Wybrzeze Theatre

 

 

Special thanks to PRESTO music store.

 

 

 

 


 

Phot. Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, © TO-EN Butoh Company, 2011

 

 

 

INVITED ARTISTS:

 

Chrisander Brun 

Bachelor of Fine Arts at Dramatiska Institutet (University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre / Sound design, Stockholm) with a major in lighting design for theatre and performing art, June 2010. Currently working as a light designer, set designer, photographer. Brun has worked for the National Theatre in Oslo (Norway), Drama and National Theatre in Stockholm (Sweden) as well for many newspapers. Major works: Castracsjon-Bendik Riis by Andrew Bolye, Urena Tankar by Dorte Olesen, Movers and Shakers by Her Stay, Alla älskar Bernie Madoff by Gustav Tegby, Monkey-Mind by Franz Cedrins, The Beginning of the New End by Tatu Hämäläinen, Röde Rubin by Morten Borgersen, Notes from underground by Christian Rinmad and many more.

 

oluhi 

Works in the field of artistic cloth and textile design. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Interior Design Department, Krakow, Poland. oluhi was unveiled by the Warsaw store - the most - for the Tokyo based agency "Dune". It gave her a chance to produce and happily sell oluhi collections in Japan. In 2007 oluhi took part in "el boton" Mango Fashion Awards, Barcelona, and was classified among 50 designers, from all over the world, for the second stage of the competition. In 2009, together with a friend, a vj and a film producer, pani k., they showed during "off fashion week", Lodz, Poland and "Opener Music Festival", Gdynia, Poland.

 

Krzysztof Pajka 

Musician, sound artist; participant of the musical campaign "Pepsi Faza" –  winner for the Best Musical Composition. His work has been presented in the Polish Radio – Radiostacja, Machina magazine and TV VIVA Poland. Pajka has actively work within "Sopocka Scena Off de BICZ" (Sopot, Poland) as an author and life music performer for stage performances. He has participated in the project "POLIFONIA" (book, music and film) as well as in many happening concerts and musical activities as a member of a band called "Plac zabaw- Czemuś".

 

Tautvydas Bajarkevičius 

Curator, writer and sound artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. Currently taking a position of curator of Lithuanian National Gallery of Art, he has been involved into a number of projects of contemporary visual and sound art as institutional or independent curator and coordinator ("Garso zona" Sound Zone), "Self Objects", Swedbank award exhibitions, Thomas Mann festival ("Nida"). Currently develops a continuous project Intersections, devoted to various genres of contemporary music in a broad context. As a sound artist he regularly performs in various contexts, takes part in international workshops, collaborative projects, festivals and exhibitions. His music was released by labels Cronica (Portugal), Zeromoon (United States), True Call (Germany), Surfaces (Lithuania).

 

 

 

 

Phot. Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz, © TO-EN Butoh Company, 2011

 

 

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