Direction | Choreography: Blenard Azizaj
In collaboration with: Maya Gomez, Justyna Kalbarczyk, Élia Lopez, Amy Pender, Joel Suárez, Alexander Windner Lieberman, (Martijn Jolin)
Music composer: Stavros Gasparatos
Light design: Roger Rossell
Premiere on 9.11.2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany for the Opening of the International Tempel Festival.
Working process with the students of Fontys Dance Academy, Tilburg Holland on May 2015
Light design: Jan van Breugel
Music: German Schwab
Video: Vassilis Lambropoulos
Photos (c): Sjoerd Derine
There is a place where the struggle, all kinds of struggle, set off: the space within.
Striving to accept who we are, what we are not, attempting to seek out through lingering memories the pathways we could not or did not dare walk. Memories we hold on to hermetically though there is a universe pregnant with a million possible destinies still open. Or so they say…
They say one has to be strong and stay positive; follow your heart till it leads you to your dream. They don’t say a heart can break on the way, a spirit bend, a body fall, having to exist among others as a stranger, go through exclusion or contempt for being strange, or even having to live up to the expectations of being admired for being yourself. Can you imagine your body fall? Arms desperately outstretched looking to soften the impact. Fear of fall confronted. You’ve stared into the abyss. Deep breath taken, body straightened with honesty and passion. There’s the first step towards the great void.
Now you fly…