Chapter 1 will be based on the Tableau principle, i.e. change of static body compositions. We have 12 static pictures, and each of them will involve all dancers. Generally, the chapter is about primordial chaos. It means, there are no protagonists, only mass in one energy of Solitude. I found the inspiration for each of the 12 pictures – these inspirations are also from different epochs and cultural layers, which fits the concepts of poor achievements of future archaeology.
We are gonna create every Tableau being inspired by particular visuals. We will do it together in the studio, I will guide this process, but it would be cool if you saw these pictures before and had an idea.
And, as always, space for comments and protests is open
Tableau 1. Hell by Hans Memling. Look at the narked sinners – I like these body images to create the sensation of chaos Tableau 2. Indian god of Brahma. I like this image, because it is the God of Creation, and he sort of unites all possible creatures in his body Tableau 3. This is Pieter Brueghel, these blind people look to me like unborn creatures in the dim of solitude Tableau 4. Edvard Munch, the sketch of ‘The Scream’. It is for me a reflection of the emotional element of chaos Tableau 5. Henry Matisse “Dance”. I like these red people, they look pretty much like primordial creatures in eternal meaningless motion of solitude Tableau 6. Zombies. Source unknown and not relevant. They are cool and somehow primordial. Pure matter without soul. Their body language is reach and memorable. Tableau 7. Nurses from “Silent Hill”. Almost zombies, but cooler. They have legs torn in, and torsos twisted and tilted in many creepy ways. Same idea – corpses without souls. Tableau 8. The Dancing Mania by Hendrick Hondius (1642) after Pieter Brueghel. This is a depiction of the case of the so-called dancing plague. In the 11th century, in Germany, there was registered a case of unstoppable compulsive dancing – a group of people could not stop moving until they exhausted themselves to death. I like this image as a metaphor for the senseless motion of Solitude. Tableau 9. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. I like the symbol as a state of no expression. It has many connotations, though, in case of interest lookup this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_wise_monkeys Tableau 10. Egyptian funeral. I like their two-dimensional poses and the whole mythology of death in Ancient Egypt reminds me of eternal solitude somehow. Tableau 11. Sorry for the bad quality picture, as you might recognize, it is a scene from ‘Rite of Spring’ by Pina Bausch. I like the form of a circle, and I appreciate the opportunity to make future people familiar with this beautiful piece Tableau 12. Here I would like that everybody has a pear in their hand. I thought of some kind of composition with the collective demonstration of pears. That’s why I came to the image of rhythmic gymnastics, they make stunning final pictures. However, we don’t need to tear flesh apart in splits. This Tableau is not about physical dexterity, but about the exposure of pears – the bridge to the next chapter.