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S/HE

"Could I be walking higher?"

In our search for completeness, happiness and fulfilment we often rely on the Other, the man or the woman next to us. We have a feeling that once, a long time ago, gods split us in two, and that ever since we’ve been relentlessly searching for our other half. We’ve hoped to find our own oneness in the ideal of the romantic love, in the perfection of the person with whom we’ve united our life, yet this continues to leave us alone, closed into our own loneliness and unattainability of such ideal in our everyday and earthly life. Perhaps the relentless search will one day bring us to our goal, and that other He or She will come to life around and inside us, merge with us to form an indestructible alliance; and perhaps we’ll then find that we didn’t, more than anything in the world, need to be loved by someone, but to love someone.

Artistic team

Diaphane

Jure Kopušar

Hanna Röckner

Viperstone

Giordano Orchi

Tjaša Bucik

Michal Rynia

Ana Kržišnik Blažica

Maria Pia Taggio

Nastja Bremec Rynia

Production

Choreographers: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec Rynia
Authors of Concept and Selection of Texts: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec Rynia, Ana Krzisnik Blazica, Maja Nemec

Texts for paraphrase and inspiration by Bertolt Brecht, Franz Kafka, John O‘Donohue, Platon, Rumi, Visokapesem / Song of Songs, Dane Zajc
Dramaturg: Ana Krzisnik Blazica
Language Consultant: Srecko Fiser
Set and Costume Designers: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec Rynia, Ana Spacapan
Composers: Diaphane, Viperstone
Light Designer: Samo Oblokar
Sound Designer: Matej Celik

Dancers: Nastja Bremec Rynia, Tjasa Bucik, Giordano Orchi, Hanna Röckner, Michal Rynia, Maria Pia Taggio, Jan Actors Jure Kopusar, Maja Nemec
Musicians: Viperstone  

Media responses

RTVSLO

RTVSLO.SI 

PRIMORSKE NOVICE 

INLOVE MEDIA 

PARADA PLESA

 

CRITIC

A performance that has not left me indifferent. A performance about love, loneliness, oneness, wholeness...

With top dancers, live music, paraphrased texts by Brecht, Rumi … Zajc, Plato, Song of Songs … The opening movement of the excellent dancing couple, Nastja Bremec Rynia in Michal Rynia elicited an enthusiastic response even from those who know nothing about contemporary dance. The dance of two bodies that represent a whole, ONE, is done so perfectly that one is convinced that perfect love, eternal love exists.

You gave us an exceptional event, a lot of questions that a human being asks, but few answers. One must find one’s own.

We have not come to this world to be loved but to love, that would perhaps be the right answer. The public accompanied the performers from the stage with standing ovations, a reward for two months of hard work, sleepless hours, all with the purpose to prepare a major masterwork. You made it, dear artists. Thank you for a splendid evening. Extraordinary!

 

Zarja Trkman / Inovel Media / 22.11.2017

Photos

Author: Urška Boljkovac

Video

S/HE - Trailer - MN DANCE COMPANY

Suddenly I became aware that I was watching a scene from my life that has passed me by. I wear the skin of another life I belong to. But it keeps running away because I trample thorugh crossroads already passed. If someone asked me why so many roads I would say: I am looking for fragments of my loves that I lost through time. To put them back together. Be born anew. Whole.