Season 2022

This season we are working with two internationally acclaimed choreographers: Patricia Apergi and Elena Fokina.

Patricia Apergi: Newtopia

This new work explores the concept of utopia, drawing from and responding to the societal crisis today. How does it feel to be a citizen of a society that is in decline? Which emotion is the most difficult to confront, anger, fear, or defeat? What is of most value, the fight or its outcome? Can one emerge a hero from failure? Who are the citizens to be praised today?

In those, yet-to-be-identified, societies, world citizens hear the last sounds of things familiar and learn how to accept the organic, fertilizing presence of chaos. They are confronted with an urgent demand; to invent new sounds, new images, and other languages in order to reveal the reality that is coming. Newtopia. A discovery of a new land, where defeat transforms into triumph in a stunning show of failures. Humor emerges from our tragedies. Newtopia, a new place of justice, balance and beauty that reinvents new ways to fight and resist, to fall and stand up.

What is more heroic and impressive than this! Let’s give them a big round of applause! Dear audience, welcome to the unplanned fall into the future.

 

Concept & Choreography: Patricia Apergi
Performance: Alec Letcher, Andréa Givanovitch, Dylan Brahim Labiod, Jaeger Wilkinson, Jeanne Procureur, Luisa Heilbron, Paola Taddeo
Rehearsal director: Maja Poturovic
Light design: Frank Lischka
Costume design: Patricia Apergi, Birke Schings
Costume assistance: Celina Mayr
Music editing: Clelia Patrono
Duration: 50min
Production management: Maja Poturovic
Production: blackmountain/BODHI PROJECT, SEAD
Residencies: SQFARM./DE, SZENE/AUT
Supported by: Stadt Salzburg, Land Salzburg, Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport

Elena Fokina: Fly Me To The Moon

“Fly Me To The Moon” focuses on celebrating the endless abilities of the human body and soul. The choreographer leads us into questioning the reliance on synthetic drugs and the power of technology. Why not unleash the original power of human competence and potency?

This piece is inspired by Stanislav Lem`s Fictional work that explores philosophical themes through speculation on technology, the nature of intelligence, alien intelligence, human limitations, and humanity’s place in the universe.

Elena Fokina constructs a clear and unique choreographic language achieving a visual and emotional aerodynamic state of the dancers and the audience as we meet the alien in ourselves.

“Fly Me To The Moon” takes the audience on a journey into a new terrain filled with positive reclamation of our human potential.

 

Concept & Choreography: Elena Fokina
Performance: Andréa Givanovitch, Dylan Brahim Labiod, Jaeger Wilkinson, Jeanne Procureur, Luisa Heilbron, Paola Taddeo
Rehearsal director: Maja Poturovic
Light design: Frank Lischka
Duration: + 45min
Production management: Maja Poturovic
Production: blackmountain/BODHI PROJECT, SEAD/AUT
Co-producer: SZENE/AUT
Supported by: Stadt Salzburg, Land Salzburg, Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport