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OPOLE DANCE SCENE VOL. 2

BOMBYX MORI


Kup bilet

DESCRIPTION

In this work for three dancers, Ola Maciejewska draws inspiration from Loïe Fuller’s signature invention, the Serpentine Dance. She brings the iconic legend face to face with her paradoxes and intangible character. The title, Bombyx Mori refers to the silkworm, which has become entirely dependent on humans for its survival. Dance, archives and artifice are interwoven in this performance, engendering a metaphor for the hybrid nature of things.

A trailblazing dancer who defied characterization, Loïe Fuller was a performing artist before the term even came into being. A controversial figure in Western dance, she merged dance with special effects to capture the movement of fire, water and other natural elements, hiding her body under vast sweeps of silk. As the first person to use electric lights on stage and to explore movement outside the human body, she was a force for innovation in the world of theatre and dance. She collaborated with such pre-eminent figures as Auguste Rodin, the Lumière brothers, Henri Sauvage and Marie Skłodowska-Curie.

Acknowledgments to Thomas Laigle for helping to conceive the original sound and light arrangements.

With support from the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the programme New Settings.

Co-production: Ménagerie de verre – Paris (FR), LE CN D un centre d’art pour la danse (FR), Productiehuis Rotterdam (NL), Veem House for Performance (NL), Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie in the frame of « Artiste associé » program.

With the kind support of Vivarium Studio, Nanterre-Amandiers – Centre Dramatique National.

With thanks to ICK Amsterdam, Judith Schoneveld, Nienke Scholts.

REALISATION

CONCEPTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY:
Ola Maciejewska

SOUND:
Carola Caggiano together with the dancers

LIGHT AND TECHNICAL DIRECTIO:
Rima Ben Brahim

DANCE CONSTRUCTION DESIGN:
Jolanta Maciejewska

COSTUME:
Valentine Solé

PRODUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION:
Caroline Redy

PERFORMANCE

Amaranta Velarde Gonzalez
Maciej Sado
Jean Lesca

DURATION:
60 min

SUGGESTED AUDIENCE AGE:
+18

Project „Opole Dance Scene” co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the “Dance” program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance and the budget of the Opolskie Voivodeship.