direction, overall design concept
in close collaboration with the dancers
Urszula Bernat-Jałocha (PTT soloist), Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Janusz Orlik, Kasia Sitarz, Tomek Pomersbach, Paweł Sakowicz
Barbara Drążkowska, Emilia Goch
costumes, set design
Klaudia Filipiak, Kinga Korbalewska, Julia Grabowska, Magda Mojsiejuk, Maja Barańska, Agata Birek, Sławek Krzyżak (School of Form)
Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Jola Starzak, Dawid Strebicki, Wojtek Dziecic, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka for making the collaboration with the School of Form possible
© Jakub Wittchen
duration 60 min.
We’re all, by the standard definition of the word, migrating, moving from place to place, hither and yon. Atoms migrate within molecules. Birds between hemispheres. The world moves and, deep inside, we long to move with it. Suspended between past and future, our memories and secret dreams, personal and collective, believing we're unique and free, we embark for a journey into Unknown following the crooked paths pre-mapped by others, always driven by urge and desires, burdened by own inhibitions. Day by day we confront with each other, defining our individuality through constructed narratives and self-narratives, navigating through organized chaos and ephemeral landscapes, always wrecking to the rocks we meet. Birds of thorny bushes in a constant search of promised lands, (e)migrating in and out in denial finding ourselves in trap of our mind and bodies...
Sjoerd Vreugdenhil is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Rotterdam Dance Academy. As a soloist, he danced with the Zurich Ballet and, for six years, with Ballett Frankfurt, where he made two pieces incl Fat Peggy's Sober Property (2001). He has also completed a course in architecture at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Apart from his own projects produced by his foundation StichtingTroublespoon, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil has made choreographies for companies like Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dansgroep Amsterdam, Dance Works Rotterdam, Codarts Rotterdam, Korzo Theater, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, Berliner Philharmonic, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Semperoper Dresden and many more.