Michal and Nastja based their performance on the novel “I Called Him Tie” by an Austrian writer Milena Michiko Flašar. It tells a story of contemporary existence marked by the anxiety brought on by the lack of compassion and difficult human relationships.
Production: MN Dance Company and Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica
Premiere 3rd December 2014 at Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica
Authors of Concept and Choreographers: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec
Dramaturg & Producent: Klavdija Zupan
Costume and Set Designers: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec
Composer: Olafur Arnalds, Maya Beiser, Diaphane
Light Designer: Samo Oblokar
Property Designer: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec
Length: 1h 30 min.
“A young man leaves the room – which he has inhabited for quite some time. He takes shelter on a park bench, where he engages in a conversation with a stranger. An older office worker, a Salary-man. The setting itself marks them as outsiders, unlike others of their kind who keep to their rooms or offices. Alongside their tentative, budding friendship, stories of what brought them there unfold. The experience that affection is nourishment, that sadness is veiled by a smile and that true friendship is possible gives them courage to take their leave and turn a new leaf.”
“ROOM WITH A VIEW” and “TIE”
“Urban Tales is a dance performance that takes it’s inspiration in nowadays modern society life stories. “Room with a View” it is based on a life of a individual and his inner world while “Tie” it is concentrated on his social functioning. A thought of Ivan Cankar “a man must be alone in order to know others”, in the urban society it makes difficulty to find its place. Even in the shelter of their own rooms, an individual it is faced with memories, dreams, frustrations, relationships pieces, fragments of happiness. Solitude gets overflow with loneliness, fantasy replaces real contact. Random meeting in the park confronts individual with the society, with multitude of pressures, system, authority, where at the same time the society gives the individual the opportunity to find friendships, love and living new stories.”
Photo: Fabris Šulin, Aleksander Grum, Robert Bremec, Sonja Jez, Nataša Grum, Vanja Colja, Damir Ipavec
Promo and entire part from “Tie” performance
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MN Dance Company is thankful for all the support received for this project.
Special thanks to Klavdija Zupan for introducing us “I Called Him Tie”, a novel by Milena Michiko Flašhar that was a great inspiration for us. Thank you to our dancers for their commitment, beautiful moving not just their bodies but also moving boxes, throwing them selfs down from it, surviving under boxes without much oxygen and jumping throught rope of cloths. Thank you to all personal of SNG Nova Gorica for helping us out. Big thank you to Samo Oblokar for his beautifull lighting. Thank you to all institutions for inviting us to their festivals: