420PEOPLE - Encounters / Václav Kuneš: Wind-up, Saburo Teshigawara: Encounters - piece d'occasion
Encounters is the name of a unique performance created by Václav Kuneš and 420PEOPLE for Prague audiences. It involves the meeting of several interrelated events: for the first time ever in Prague will appear Saburo Teshigawara, an extraordinary artists and renowned creator (Ballet Frankfurt, Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris, Teatro La Fenice). He will be joined in Prague by the delicate yet technically brilliant dancer Rihoko Sato. In Encounters perform the Japanese creator himself, whose work with thoughts and body promises a unique experience. As part of the evening Václav Kuneš will present also the 420PEOPLE company in their newest choreography Wind-up.
Saburo Teshigawara: Encounters – piece d'occasion
Performing: Saburo Teshigawara, Václav Kuneš, Rihoko Sato
Václav Kuneš: Wind-up
"Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they're also what tear you apart."
Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)
Wind-up intend to be a series of buildups of different lengths and kinds. Sometimes a real theme develops, escalates and crashes, one small element being left over that then starts to rise by itself... sometimes just a beginning or a single element that repeats without changing much and then disappears for no reason...
Individual memories that flash once and then are gone, only to maybe return later.
Choreography: Václav Kuneš, music: Amos Ben-Tal, costumes and set: Václav Kuneš, light design: Jan Mlčoch, performing: Nataša Novotná, Zuzana Herényiová, Helena Arenbergerová, Milan Odstrčil, Alexandr Volný, Jussi Nousiainen, Václav Kuneš
Created in co-production: Archa Theatre, The National Theatre - New Stage, supported by Fondation BNP Paribas, Ministry of Culture CR, The City of Prague and The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.