Let Me De In My Footsteps (2015)

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In “Let me die in my footsteps” four dancers embody the notion of crisis as departing point in an ambiguous journey of conflict and resolution. The soundscape created by Gasper Piano, in contrast to the dancer's strenuous physicality, offers a subtle sense of nostalgia.


In his new work Renan Martins attempts to create a pure dance piece where the vocabulary is generated from the necessity of being together, even in times of clear adversity.

Choreography

Renan Martins


Created with and performed by

Benjamin Pohlig

Gasper Piano

Karolína Hejnová

Martina Hajdyla Lacová

Soňa Ferienčíková

Understudy

Helena Araújo


Music

Gasper Piano


Costumes

Victor Perez Armero


Production

ME-SA, BOD.Y and Seventyseven vzw


In Collaboration with

Studio ALTA and Stanica

PRESS

“To be sure, it is one of the more progressive works of contemporary dance: interesting, powerful, thoughtful and well done.

(...) The choreography is not divided into solos, duets or trios; instead, these four dancers are held together throughout the whole show, and a sort of reciprocal pressure drives them; the dancers lift each other, squeeze and move through space together. This concept takes long enough to make the viewer stop questioning its meaning and how it relates to the chilling name of Dylan's song. Long enough to connect to that strange quartet, and further only take the ride with them and listen to what they say with their bodies and what can not otherwise be said. When they finally stop, Gasper Piano takes it in his hands with a guitar and a sampler on stage and all that kinetic energy pours into the music. Then the dancers return to release the concentrated pressure and explode into ecstasy. One feels that if you just moved your hand, the stage would start to ripple. If only things could change so easily.”

Katarina Zagorski, Dennik

“Movement is no longer contained or repressed, but expands onto the space of the stage: the dancers fall to the ground and quickly rise, jumping and crashing their bodies together in the air. Soon they start talking to each other, although the roaring sound of the electric guitar drowns them out. They move like an avalanche, and in that instant the dancers take the audience with them, pass their energy onto them. Nobody at that moment remains untouched and the obvious joy of movement is contagious.”

Lucie Kocourková, Opera plus

Past Dates

15 May 2015 - AVANT PREMIERE
Stanica, Zilina, Slovakia
24, 25 September 2015 - Czech PREMIERE
ALTA, Prague, CZ

26 September 2015 

Cultural Centre Zahrada, Banska Bystrica, SK
29 October 2015 
Studio ALTA, Prague, CZ
31 October 2015
Cesta, Tabor, CZ

10 December 2015

Brotfabrik, Bonn, DE

11 December 2015

Tanzfaktur, Cologne, DE

25 February 2016 

Divlado 29, Pardubice, CZ

26 February 2016 

Mala Inventura Festival, Prague, CZ

24 April 2016 

Spring Forward Festival, Pilsen, CZ

19 May 2016

Konvikt, Olomouc, CZ

20 May 2016 

ALTA, Prague, CZ

15 June 2016 

Tanec Praha, Nectiny, CZ

16 June 2016 

DIOD, Jihlava, CZ

17 June 2016

Cooltour, Ostrava, CZ

11 November 2016

Moving Station, Pilsen, CZ

19 November 2016

ALTA, Prague, CZ

29 April 2017

NUDANCE Fest, Bratislava, SK

24 June 2017
DISK Theater,  Prague, CZ
26 June 2017
Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Kosice, SK
11 November 2017
Dance Festival Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
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