Rita Gobi Dance Company

Island – dance monologues perfused with light PREMIER

     
2400 HUF / student: 1900 HUF
Trafó Passes are accepted

solos, fountain, love

Everyone is an island.

Locked inside their own universe, a lonely being, who instinctively longs for a partner. Sometimes these islands are torn away from the ground by the strength of the water and drift aimlessly. When two islands are near each other in the flow collision is inevitable. A new archipelago comes into existence and the age of banishment ends.

Legend’s notorious nymphs also float by the coasts in a recluse but safe existence. They are neither alive, nor dead. Hiding fearfully from the outsiders’ gaze, but also wishing to be seen. These opposing states vary in the performance just like the waves that reach and wash over the shores only to reveal and clear everything away. This timeless world inhabited by women, which must change drastically as someone finds them. Island is an experiment to dissolve boundaries and to find a path to each other.

The works of Rita Góbi could be best described as brave and experimental as well as precisely choreographed. She has a geometrical, minimalistic, rather reductionist style. Her concept of choreography is based on instinctive, monotonic, repetitive miniature movements, and the phasing of the body and state changes that evolve from these movements. She transforms the line of motions slowly and consistently. The accord of movements, music, projected visual effects and lights are creating the futuristic atmosphere of her performances.

Her solo piece Volitant (2017) received several national and international awards (Aerowaves Twenty18, Festival 10 Sentidos special award, Infant Festival – best performance, Rudolf Lábán award). In 2018 and 2019 she created two Japanese co-productions, titled Vibration and Freestyle. These pieces could be observed as precisely composed series of images or as abstract art. Her new piece, Island, is a continuation of Góbi Dance Company’s gradually evolving style with old and new co-creators.

Choreography: Rita Góbi
Dancers: Rita Góbi and Milán Maurer
Lighting design: Pavla Bernarová (CZ)
Visual effects: Gábor Papp
Music: Ábris Gryllus
Dramaturge: Anna Zsigó
Costume: Dóra Pattanytus
Production Assistant: Liliána Maros
Co-production partner: Trafó House of Contemporary Art

Supported by: Ministry of Human Resources, National Cultural Fund, Workshop Foundation, Sín Culture Centre, MOHA - Orkesztika Foundation, gaborgobi.com

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