Three dancers teeter on the edge. They are close to each other, sometimes touching - but you can feel their loneliness. They try to communicate but don't connect. You might laugh at how absurd their attempts are. Music by Bach and The Knife drives their disjointed and pulsating movements to greater intensity. Sweat drips, their human instinct to reach out becomes more urgent. BAKKHEIA makes space for us to think about how connected to each other we actually are.
How do we communicate nowadays? Do we really talk about the same things? Do we listen to understand or just to reply? We constantly repeat our own statements, each on our own, each with own “smart technology”, close to each other and yet so lonely… Is this an absolute solitude, or does the human animal push through even the thickest shield of social norms?
- Created by: Peter Šavel
- Created with & Performed by: Gyula Cserepes, Soňa Ferienčíková, Tereza Ondrová
- Lighting Design: Ints Plavnieks
- Music: J.S.Bach & The Knife & Henry Purcell
- Video: Richard Chomo & Peter Kotrha & Algis Kaveckis
Production: BOD.Y & SKOK!
Financial Support: Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic
Residency Support: DK Lúky & Stanica Žilina - Záriečie
Premiere: KIOSK festival, 24th July 2014 /Žilina/