We-Intention | the performance of Now
“The more you know yourself,
the more clarity there is.
Self-knowledge has no end –
you don’t come to an achievement,
you don’t come to a conclusion.
It is an endless river”
/ Jiddu Krishnamurti /
„Within three weeks, around 40 creative hours Ady Elzam, the charismatic Israeli choreographer and a teacher of contemporary dance and contact improvisation have been working at the independent centre of dance and personality I-DEJAS MĀJA with Latvia’s dance professionals and amateurs, creating score improvisation performance that promises to be different each time of it’s several times of performing as it contains presence every moment and it reacts vividly on common space, common time, common atmosphere. The atmosphere is created by the spectators, their mood, the weather, sounds, movements in the environment where the performance takes place. And the movers react on this all, being conscious every moment. That’s why the performance is not being set at the rehearsals of the improvisation performance- movers are sharpening up their awareness, sensitivity, inner freedom and get to know themselves deeper during these rehearsals. These rehearsals are deep self knowledge processes- for being able to offer the spectator deep sensation of the presence through this performance.
The performance was shown at the Telaviv Beach festival at Ķīpsala, Riga (31.07.-03.08.14) both on the big stage and sparkling it’s bits within the festival space” says Inese Upe, the creative manager of the independent centre of dance and personality I-DEJAS MĀJA that stands up the art of improvisation with great honour for more than 10 years
The choreographer tells about the essence of the performance shortly, using quotes of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. One you read above; the other- even more in depth:
“Learn about everything in yourself, because if you learn from yourself about yourself, then you will not be a second-hand human being. So you should, if I may suggest, from now on, find out how to live entirely differently and that is going to be difficult, for I am afraid most of us like to find an easy way of living. We like to repeat and follow what other people say, what other people do, because it is the easiest way to live – to conform to the old pattern or to a new pattern. We have to find out what it means never to conform and what it means to live without fear. This is your life, and nobody is going to teach you, no book, no guru. You have to learn from yourself. There is a great deal to learn about yourself. It is an endless thing, it is a fascinating thing, and when you learn about yourself from yourself, out of that learning wisdom comes. Then you can live a most extraordinary, a happy and beautiful life.”
The movers of the performance
Aigars Larionovs, Simona Orinska, Kristīne Jasinska, Ksenija Simanova, Sabīne Neilande, Alda Rusiņa, Viljams Plešs, Sanita Rībena, Ieva Vītola
Nourishing Latvia’s dance culture – in 3 shapes
The creative manager of I-DEJAS MĀJA, a teacher of the contact improvisation Inese Upe organized the Ady Elzam’s residency (02.06-06.07) to share his experience in three shapes:
teaching contact improvisation at the little contact improvisation festival CI LV x (05.-08.06.14.),
teaching contact improvisation at the contemporary dance festival “Laiks dejot!” (“Time to Dance!”, 12.-18.06.14.) and the third activity here in Latvia is creating the performance mentioned above in the studios of I-DEJAS MĀJA to offer it at the Telaviv Beach festival (31.07-03.08.14.) that is European Culture Capital event
Artist’s Ady Elzam residency is supported by Embassy of Israel to Latvia and Lithuania, the independent centre of dance and personality I-DEJAS MĀJA and by chance it’s creative manager Inese Upe- personally
Even more information:
Inese Upe | +371 29137826 | inese[at]i-deja.lv