Study on Fool’s Paradise is a platform for deeply embodied discomfort, confusion, awkwardness and errors in order to set us free. The performance can be seen as a practical study, where performers are subject to constant quick shifts of attention, where significance and meaning can just as easily be lost as won – a world ruled by instability. The performers are breaking with standard ways of dealing with problems, emotions are expressed through an “overdramatic” body, a comfortable exaggeration, “non-senses”, doing more than needed or less than required. What each body feels and lives through is an indirect reaction to our current times of hypernormality. Activities are approached in an inappropriate, sometimes awkward way, they bend towards an edge where they oscillate between being lifeless and colourful, bored and intrigued, gentle and rugged, hypo and hyper. The stage becomes a potential playground for slightly illogical feelings.
is a performer and choreographer working in the fields of contemporary dance and visual arts. She is currently doing her own research as well as collaborative projects, feeding and keeping her interest for connecting visible and invisible forms of life through the body. As a performer, she has worked with artists like Florin Flueras, Valentina de Piante, Thomas Steyaert and Inger-Reidun Olsen. She first presented her work in the context of eXplore Festival Bucharest, Bang Torres Vedras, and Multiplicidades Festival Santa Cruz.
is a performer, dancer, creator and teacher. In 2020, she graduated from the two-year performance and contemporary dance programme Performact in Portugal. She is the choreographer of Vanishing, weight of lightness, The Other Side (Sense of Move award), and Study on Fool’s Paradise (together with Eliza Trefas). As a performer, she has worked with various artists. She is also a dance teacher and pilates instructor.
Rakete Part 1
As part of Rakete Part 1, the participating artists will shine some light on their artistic reference points...