Tamás Bakó, Sándor Petrovics, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi
Trumpet anemones are small organisms that live in colonies. Phosphorescent, they rise and fall with the water thanks to air sacs. Dependent both on each other and external circumstances, if they are conscious, theirs will be a collective consciousness. Drawing on a single, isolated phenomenon, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi demonstrates much more with her choreographic, mathematical and existential approach. She carries out experiments in the field of movement, searching for ways to connect through it, and asking what happens when we start to perceive our bodies through the outside environment? The starting point of the dance is the microcosm of the pond, where everything is connected. Through minimalist movement, three dancers explore coexistence in a colony. Their costumes glow under UV light as their dance rises and falls vertically, like bundles of trumpet anemones in the depths.
Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi is a dancer and choreographer. In addition to her studies in physiology and a degree in kinesiology, she studied dance and dance pedagogy at the Contemporary Dance Academy in Budapest. In her work, she collaborates with visual artists, musicians and scientists and received several nominations for the Laban Prize for her multimedia work. She participated in the 2018 Bazaar Festival as part of the European tour of her project 1.7 and also visited the festival in 2021, with her work-in-progress Anthropodeny. She is currently associate professor in contemporary dance at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo.
The performance will be followed by a moderated Czech-English discussion with Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi and Jana Burkiewiczová from the Prague group Burki&Com on choreographic approaches to addressing environmental issues. Moderated by Ewan McLaren.