DEVOURER / Alica Minar & col.
A dance performance inspired by the principles of the clown figure and black hole theory.
One body, a bunch of black balls, a clear task and countless greed. A dance performance inspired by the principles of the clown figure and black hole theory. DEVOURER exists only to have. In a determined effort to take everything for its own, it absorbs light, inhales space and materializes time. Its transformation manifests gradually. A body of greed caught in action. How can the "self" be maximized? Singularity. It's a hypothetical point. "I am a star, I shine like a supernova...or have I become a black hole?"
Choreography and interpretation Alica Minar Music Etienne Haan Light design Raquel Rosildete Dramaturgy Lenka Vořechovská Text Katarína Bakošová Set and costume design Claudia Besuch Costume collaboration Hana Brandejs, Sabryna Nitihardjo Choreographic assistance Evgenia Chetvertkova, Tereza Sikorová Production Alica Minar & col. z.s. & rawtrip GbR
Project partners Teatr ROZBARK, Bytom (PL), Moving Station, Plzeň (CZ), Záhrada, Banská Bystrica (SK), Tělocvičňa - Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava (SK), Marzahn studios, Berlin (DE), ELITE a.s., Varnsdorf (CZ), CO.LABS, Brno (CZ)
Financial support Czech-German Future Fund (CZ/DE), State Fund for Culture (CZ), Ministry of Culture (CZ), NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DE), Performing Arts Residency, Visegrad fund (SK/PL), Basel Stadt – Kulturpauschale (CH), PlaST.dance (SK)
Alica Minar & col. is a professional art group maintaining a permanent continuity of cooperation with Czech and German institutions, with an emphasis on thematic and genre overlap. They connect the scenes not only in methodology and choreographic practice, but also by building a complex network of collaboration enabling them to pass on internationally acquired know-how. They have experience and expertise in creating productions in international teams with focus on collective work. In summary, their works are perceived by critics and the media as well thought through. They work precisely, but with feeling while they do not lose playfulness, humor or dynamics.
Alica Minar is a Slovak choreographer and performer. On the basis of her artistic research she is looking for an intensive physical experience for the audience. Her works offer strong visuality, where abstraction and narration go hand in hand. In her creations, she intuitively searches for humor and poetry that arise through bizarre situations. She is committed to research burning yet omitted aspects of difficult societal topics and dissect them together with the audience. In recent years, she has intensively researched the relationship between body and objects on the basis of principles of dance and clowning. She is a graduate of BA Choreography at HAMU Prague and MA Choreography at HZT Berlin, scholarship holder of Deutschlandstipendium, i-Portunus by Creative Europe and Visegrad fund, to name a few.