“Hope” London Social Arts Festival Preview:
13th and 20th October 8pm @ The Lodge Space
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Please come to watch amongst “Hope” the variety of different performing arts platforms such as aerial, pole, dance, theatre, music performances based on social issues and human rights.
“Modern, moving, muscular & magnificent” (The Mumble Dance)
“Hope” (work in progress) is an introduction to a new full length dance theatre performance based on mental and physical abuse in a relationship.
The source of the choreography comes from the struggle of a couple, either heterosexual or homosexual. After falling in love they lose their connection with each other. Through lack of communication, two people who once loved each other become enemies and are cruel to each other. Love changes to hate. A once loving relationship becomes a game involving physical and mental abuse on both sides. Power shifts back and forth in a battle of wills and confidence. The weaker undermines the self confidence of the stronger and the victim becomes the abuser. Cultural and ideological clashes take over what was once a peaceful and loving relationship.
The title “ Hope” reflects the forgiveness and compassion of the victim of the dysfunctional and toxic relationship. The full length piece goes through the faces of happiness, unhappiness and forgiveness. This is an extract presented at The Multicultural Social Arts Festival in London which will give a flavour of the full picture of the future piece.
Artistic collaboration between choreographer Joanna Puchala and musician Ertan Dereli. Hope is an introduction to a new full-length aerial dance theatre performance based on mental and physical abuse in a relationship. Ey Ozgurluk (Freedom) reminds us of the reasons for our struggles. The original melody of the song was composed by singer and writer Zulfu Livaneli, lyrics translated by Paul Eduard’s famous poem La Liberte.
“…which is a masterwork of dance theatre – I’ve never seen anything with so much realism, so much quality, so much poetry, in Dance” *****Mumble Dance Fringe 2016 on “Escape”
“We emerge to the surface gasping for breath, …more alive than before” ****CEEL.ORG.UK (Central and Eastern European London Review) Fringe Preview 2016 on “Escape”
“A compelling dance performance dealing with highly relevant issues” UK Theatre Fringe Preview 2016 on”Escape”
“An interesting performance with a clear purpose” ***Everything Theatre Fringe Preview 2016 on “Escape”
“LCP Dance Theatre offered something extraordinary” ****Female Art Fringe Preview 2015 on “I Am”
“Their bodies seemed to inhale air and exhale this choreography, it came to them with such ease and you could feel the energy breathing from them” **** Broadway Baby Fringe 2014 on ” Am I
‘The impeccable execution and the power of the visual imagery is utterly paralysing. “Dance stops trafficking!” they advertise. For me, their dance stopped my heartbeat. “***** Threeweeks Fringe 2013 on ” Am I”
“Visually arresting” Dancing Times (BBC Performing Arts Award) 2012 on “Rights(?)
LCP’s 2011 remarkable production “Rights(?)” was sponsored by the BBC, in collaboration with the African dance company Tavaziva Dance. LCP Dance Theatre was formed in 2006 and is led by Polish Artistic Director Joanna Puchala who is now based in London. It is a multi-media and multi-ethnic aerial dance company that uses live performance and film to raise awareness of human rights violations.
- Joanna Puchala – artistic direction, choreography and performance
- Deana Indraccolo – performance
- Ioanna Nicolae – performance
- Lulu Harris – performance
- Roosje Horckmas – performance
- Erten Dereli – life piano performance
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