Bieguni

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
Bieguni
More Less
Agnieszka Laska Dancers says
BIEGUNI (the Runners) — a 55min. dance theater performance, with original commissioned music, based on a novel by Polish writer, Olga Tokarczuk. Bieguni is a Russian orthodox sect that believes all evil comes from stagnation, and that only people, continually in motion, can save the world. The idea that moving the body is a sacred activity translates marvelously into dance.

Under supervision of ALD Artistic Director, Agnieszka Laska, 6 company dancers: Allie Fahsholz, Sharon Lane, Lauren Sprague, Sophie Stensvad, Merlin Benneth and Niqi Cavanaugh interpret different characters, each depicting a different thread from within the novel. From these components lead choreographer Laska builds the overarching dramaturgy, blending and alternating the stories. ALD Resident Composer Jack Gabel's original music drives the dance.

Zdzislaw Beksinski's paintings montage in wall projections. Beksinski's renowned work haunts the collective Polish conscience with reflections of the 20th century's indelible horrors and deprivations. Laska feels they've risen from her own subconscious, forcing their way into BIEGUNI.

Friday Apr 01 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday Apr 02 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday Apr 03 @ 6:00 PM

Concept, choreography and lights: Agnieszka Laska
Music: Jack Gabel, Frederic Chopin, Slavic religious chants
Dancers: Allie Fahsholz, Sharon Lane, Lauren Sprague, Sophie Stensvad, Merlin Benneth and Niqi Cavanaugh
Musicians:
Lucia Conrad - violin, Flora Sussely - soprano
Florian Conzetti, Brian Gardiner - percussion
Bruce Charles - guitar

Generous support for this event is provided by Ronni Lacroute & Willakenzie Estate, RACC & Work for Art, Consulate General of Polish Republic in LA, Polish Library Association and Polish Festival.
More Less

By: Agnieszka Laska Dancers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/856383734483415
To improve this listing email: feedback@timeout.com
LiveReviews|0
1 person listening