Posed

Life is movement and movement is a mirror of the soul

Posed

premiere 26th of March 2010

choreography: Peter Mika, Olga Cobos (CobosMika Company, Spain) 
music: Vlado Ďurajka 
costumes: Larisa Gombárová 
lights: Ján Čief 
dance: artistic ensemble of Štúdio tanca Dance Theatre

photographer: Miroslava Majorošová

 

 

Life is movement and movement is a mirror of the soul

What is the true essence of dance?  Is it the static posture or dynamics?  What is left when dance is subjected to analysis and time to decomposition?  The entirety of this performance is deconstructed into a number of individual parts and begins to acquire contours of three-dimensional static postures, resembling sculptures.  The individuality of the dancers then conveys life and dynamics into them.  In their work, the choreographers Peter Mika and Olga Cobos are known for their focus on precise interpretation, purity of dance expression and the individuality of the dancer as the conveyor of the philosophy of dance, who can lead the game between emotions and physical virtuosity in a minimal space.

“Desires, dreams and feelings in space, where six dancers move freely beyond the borders of space and time.  In this dance fantasy a number of topics occur, including dominance in interpersonal relationships, the will to walk firmly towards a goal or to go against the tide.  The polarity expresses itself in an extreme interpretation with strong emotional impact. 

 

Our view of the dance is similar to the one of a sculptor looking at his/her artwork.  We seek to show emotions through dancing, the depth of which then reflects the dancer’s personal identity.” (Peter Mika, choreographer) 

 

“The vision and the strategy of the director of the professional dance theatre Štúdio tanca theatre from Banská Bystrica have long been clear, and the last premiere confirms this.  Posed is an English name for a performance created by Spanish guests, the Mika Cobos Company, which offers an eccentric half an hour of extremely strenuous dancing.” (From the review by Mária Glocková, SME)