Project Description

II KONZENTRAT II

II KONZENTRAT II comprises two duets, Episode #1 and Episode #2, which the dancers and choreographers Manon Parent (CH) and Alma Toaspern (DE) as well as Jone San Martin (ES) and Ildikó Tóth (DE) have worked on in a highly concentrated rehearsal period of just a few weeks.

EPISODE #1
How to take off panties naturally, in front of big audience
ILDIKÓ TÓTH & JONE SAN MARTIN

© Moo Kim

In a landscape of presence and disappearance, intention and coincidence, productivity and ineffectiveness Jone San Martin and Ildikó Tóth explore the intricate paths of choreographic space between movement and musicality.

The path is the goal at the focus of their duet How to take off panties naturally, in front of big audience. It is an important component of the creative process of their performance, as both dancers consciously allow themselves to be led by the wanderings, deviations and byways that emerge during the working process. They therefore free themselves from the rigid, lifeless, far too pre-planned schemes and set off on a search for what is new, lively and undreamt of, with all of the consequences that involves.

In their duet, both dancers deal with simplicity in dance, expectations in performance and everyday life, and their own responsibility for once chosen paths.

© Moo Kim

EPISODE #2
Wir könnten Heldinnen sein
[We could be heroines]
MANON PARENT & ALMA TOASPERN

© Moo Kim

Toaspern and Parent are avatars of an analogue live game that could be called “Who to become?” The game finds itself in a constant process of overriding and rewriting of their “I”. Bound together by their complicity, they share the scene of the action – the stage – with the audience. They knead themselves like dough made of flesh and emotions, don invisible strings, create a space out of this and constantly prevent it from becoming too serious, cheerful or portentous or the opposite – not enough of these.

Whatever it is that motivates us in the search for a better and more heroic I – a search that in the work of performers is a matter of course – is taken apart and distorted in “Wir könnten Heldinnen sein”. The two accomplices use it as an instrument to play with the outside world.

What would happen if the ability to transform oneself and experience emotional upheavals was a real superpower?

© Moo Kim

EPISODE #1
How to take off panties naturally, in front of big audience
ILDIKÓ TÓTH & JONE SAN MARTIN

© Moo Kim

In a landscape of presence and disappearance, intention and coincidence, productivity and ineffectiveness Jone San Martin and Ildikó Tóth explore the intricate paths of choreographic space between movement and musicality.

The path is the goal at the focus of their duet How to take off panties naturally, in front of big audience. It is an important component of the creative process of their performance, as both dancers consciously allow themselves to be led by the wanderings, deviations and byways that emerge during the working process. They therefore free themselves from the rigid, lifeless, far too pre-planned schemes and set off on a search for what is new, lively and undreamt of, with all of the consequences that involves.

In their duet, both dancers deal with simplicity in dance, expectations in performance and everyday life, and their own responsibility for once chosen paths.

© Moo Kim

EPISODE #2
Wir könnten Heldinnen sein
[We could be heroines]
MANON PARENT & ALMA TOASPERN

© Moo Kim

Toaspern and Parent are avatars of an analogue live game that could be called “Who to become?” The game finds itself in a constant process of overriding and rewriting of their “I”. Bound together by their complicity, they share the scene of the action – the stage – with the audience. They knead themselves like dough made of flesh and emotions, don invisible strings, create a space out of this and constantly prevent it from becoming too serious, cheerful or portentous or the opposite – not enough of these.

Whatever it is that motivates us in the search for a better and more heroic I – a search that in the work of performers is a matter of course – is taken apart and distorted in “Wir könnten Heldinnen sein”. The two accomplices use it as an instrument to play with the outside world.

What would happen if the ability to transform oneself and experience emotional upheavals was a real superpower?

© Moo Kim

SHOWS

19 December 2019 (PREMIERE) | 10 January 2020 | 11 January 2020

 

each at 8.00pm | LOFFT – Das Theater, Saal | Spinnereistraße 7, Halle 7, 04179 Leipzig

 

Tickets €9/13 >>>