Everywhen orbits around two sides of life – the personal and the political. An often caring, gentle and well-meaning personal life is contrasted here with the reality of the social individual, who can often be sinister, vengeful and hateful. But how can we be critical to our own worldviews when they are created by those closest to us? This international collective whirls together new music, movement and imagery in an intermedial performance on history’s endless rotation.

Credits:

Performer, concept: Soňa Ferienčíková

Visuals, concept: Mária Júdová

Music, concept: Alexandra Timpau

Light design, technical cooperation: Ints Plavnieks

Production: BOD.Y o.z. Co-production: Motus, z.s., Štúdio 12

Supported by: Fond na podporu umenia

Premiere: 12 February 2018 at Alfred ve dvoře (Prague, CZ)


Nomination for the Dosky Theatre Award 2018 in the category “extraordinary achievement in dance theatre: Soňa Ferienčíková and team for the concept and dance intepretation in Everywhen. 

 

Everywhen, the brief but powerful piece created by the dancer Soňa Ferienčíková, digital artist Mária Júdová and sound designer Alexandra Timpau […] is a seamless stage production on a serious subject – femininity and motherhood in a contrast and conflict with politics and ideology. The dancer’s movement is as hypnotic as that of a whirling dervish, keeping to the same tempo – the only thing that changes is the position of her arms that at times seem to be hugging an invisible child, then again just reach out into space. Minimalist music subtly complements the performance. Everywhen is an alternative space into which the audience is invited – the best way to explore it is by suppressing any thoughts while watching it, and succumbing to the performance as a kind of meditation.
Luce Kocourkova, Operaplus, 15.02.2018

 

Everywhen has the ambition to engulf the viewer completely, confronted as they are simultaneously with an artistic dance performance, enthralling music and 3-D animations rotating at a dizzying speed. Describing the production as “a intermedial performance on the endless rotation of history”, the authors try to capture the contrast between loving personal life and political life, whose consequences can be horrifying.
Ondrej Skrabal, Fullmoonzine, 19.04.2018

 

In partnership with Fond na podporu umenia (Slovak Arts Council), Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia to the UK


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