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Eyes in the Colors of the Rain

February 11 - 13 & 16 - 20, 2011
21:00
Upper Stage
1h
Linda Kapetanea and Josef Fruček explore their personal style in every work they choreograph, drawing on codes as disparate as the martial arts, acrobatics and contemporary dance.
22 € | Concs 12 €
With the body as their Alpha and Omega, Linda Kapetanea and Josef Fruček’s every choreographic endeavour sets out to explore their personal style in movement. Wanting more than the logic of a strictly dance idiom, they focus on what can be expressed through movement and the illumination of their inner, emotional world through theatricality and instinctive on-stage communication.

The company’s codes of movement are thus the result of the exchange and merger of material from sources as disparate as the martial arts, acrobatics and contemporary dance. Their work is clearly not limited to the on-stage act. Searching for dramaturgical underpinnings in every new work they create (this time in collaboration with Hildegard De Vuyst), they grapple with the crisis of identity facing a society that seeks constancy but whose safety limits have changed.

How can Man navigate the (self )destructive whirlwind of thought and become his own master once more? Starting from this ideological position, the company returns to the human dimension of things and eavesdrop on the body to redefine their position “in a moment of profound reflection on reality”. Thus, although risk and hi-voltage movement remain at the epicentre of RootlessRoot’s work, it is now imbued with a more qualitative spirit which introduces gradations into the stylistic variations encountered during their performances. Frequently, the convulsive on-stage action is now complemented by tenderness as bodies succumb to decay and everything reverts to inwardness—an absolutely and necessarily human aspect of existence.

The music, and set design, as well as the lighting design—the result of the group’s collaboration with Vassilis Mantzoukis and Jukka Huitila. respectively—are central to the work: active elements of the performance, they magnify the action, imbue the movement with a new dynamism and highlight the drama without exaggerating it.

credits

Concept and Choreography: Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Fruček
Dramaturgy: Hildegard De Vuyst
Set Design: RootlessRoot, Vassilis Mantzoukis
Music: Vassilis Mantzoukis 
Light & Visual Design: Jukka Huitila
Costumes: Aggelos Mentis
Set Design Assistant: Iliana Skoulaki
Interpretation: Linda Kapetanea, Jozef Fruček, Giorgos Frintzilas   
Press office: Vasso Vassilatou
Production consultant, Management: Alexandros Vrettos
Photos: Lila Sotiriou

Supported by ElleDanse Bratislava.
Special thanks to Makhan Jan Anders Kruse

Co-production: Onassis Cultural Centre - RootlessRoot

Next performances of Eyes in the Colors of the Rain:

14th, 15th of May
Piramatiki Skini, Thessaloniki Greece
 
8th, 9th of June
Tanec Praha Festival, Prague, Czech Repubic
 
12th of June
Tanec Praha Festival, Ostrava, Czech Repubic
 
13th of June
Stanica Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia
 
14th of June
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
 
16th of June
Kulturfabrik Kosice, Slovakia 
 
18th of June
Elledanse Bratislava, Slovakia
 
11th, 12th of August
The Place, London, UK

16th of September 
Dantza Hirian, San Sebastian, Spain

17th of September
Dantza Hirian, Hendaye, France

24th of September
IFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland

25th of October
Open presentation in DOCH, Stockholm, Sweden

12th of November
DANSAT 8a ed.Barcelona, Spain
PARALLEL EVENTS

16 Feb 2011

22:30 Upper Stage

ADULTS

After-performance talk with RootlessRoot

11 - 13 Feb 2011

11:00 Dance Room
80 € (for all three days)

ADULTS

Dance and Dramaturgy

RELEVANT EVENTS

19 Mar - 2 Apr 2011

20:30 Main Stage
8 - 12 - 15 - 20 - 25 - 32 € 
Concs 10 - 15 €

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