MenNonNo is a mysterious blue universe. Frenák’s six-month-long journey through Japan inspired the choreography. In this performance the dancer comes to life from statue-like stiff postures that draws on the art of minimalist movement peculiar to Butoh. The gestures unfold in an imperceptible way, projecting onto each other the means of expression used by the dancer and the sign language of the deaf and mute. The large blue costume which first covers the space then envelops the dancer may remind the viewer of a huge mass of water, the sea or the ocean. The force emanating from the blue surrounding and the enveloping train of fabric also recalls plastic art personalities and creations such as Yves Klein’s Klein Blue or Sam Francis’ Blue Balls. The performance opens up sensibility, addresses us, impels us to reevaluate and imbues our own being. The gestures experienced convey the spatialized ideas with an explosive force. The paint-brush of the body is filled with blue, while the costume holds it together as a skin at times, but also flows like paint amidst the curious gaze of the people.
Sound & Light
Choreography and concept