Slowstepper - On The Edge Of Survival
On The Edge Of Survival. In the essential need for Survival we are not different than other species. They all need food, proper environment to live in. However, what is that only we-humans need for survival? Or is the sphere of living beyond survival the actual thing that differentiates us from other organisms?
Survival is visible in physical dualities: weak-strong, virtuous-vulnerable… On one side, there is Body on the edge, Body in crisis, Body of a plane crash survivor, Body drained of water, and energy. Yet, there also exists a superhero of Survival through trained, and prepared Body, Body of extreme sports, Body of Power. Movement is the main drive of the performance. Slowstepper explores extremes in terms of inner resistance, speed, duration, and a potential beauty that happens in consequence.
Tardigrades (Water Bears) are omnipresent microscopic animals that can survive almost in every condition on Earth regardless of extreme temperature, pressure, or radiation (also Space vacuum). Tardigrade is latin for stepping slowly.
Choreography, light/stage design, performance: Hygin Delimat
Sound: NASA, Karol Kensee (remix of Alice Coltrane)
Lights during the show: Marcin Denkiewicz
Mentoring: Rui Horta
Thanks to: Wiktor Janas, Ines Santos, Anton Skrzypiciel, Rita Vilhena, Noemi Wagner
Production: Hygin Delimat / Body Architects
Artistic Residencies: O Espaco Do Tempo, Polo Boavista/Municipality of Lisbon, Eira/Teatro Voz, EKA Unity, Pro Danca Lisbon, Arts Printing House Vilnius
Photograhs: Dainius Putinas, Oscar Navarro, Marta Ankiersztejn-Węgier / IMIT, ProArt Brno