CANCELLED - DDD Festival: Lea Moro - (b)reaching stillness
Three apparently motionless bodies lie on the blue ground.
In (b)reaching stillness, standstill is regarded as a continuous change and investigated on its physical potential. The starting point is Baroque still life paintings; not only for their obvious element of immobilisation, but mainly for their ability to ‘vitalise’ dead or inanimate motifs. Glamorous climaxes emerge from a monochrome surface before collapsing once again. Throughout the piece, a cyclical dynamic is developed, which cannot be affected by any arising moment of drama or opulence. Constant decay and reshaping, imperturbable change, blossoming, sinking down and rising up again. On stage, dynamic standstill and different forms of resurrection appear together. On an acoustic level Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony (1894), seems to be a contradiction; in its dramatic and lush form, it eludes any kind of immobilisation. However, for (b)reaching stillness the motif of resurrection - freed from its religious attributes - becomes a vital principle within ordinary getting up, synchronous revue or simple repetition.
A choreographer and performer based in Berlin and Zurich. Her group piece (b)reaching stillness (2015), invited to the German Dance Platform 2016, Swiss Dance Days 2017, and Festival ImPulsTanz Vienna (FM4 Fan Award), is touring internationally. In 2015 - 2016 Lea Moro was as an artist in residence at the K3 Centre for Choreography I Tanzplan Hamburg and developed the solo musical The End of the Alphabet. Lea Moro is nominated talented choreographer within the year book 2015 of «tanz» magazine. FUN! is her last creation. She is also active in the curatorial field and is in the 2017-2018 part of the Young Associated Artist Programme at Tanzhaus Zürich, in cooperation with Pro Helvetia.
IETM Porto was made possible thanks to the fact that its dates coincide with Dias Da Dança festival. Thus, we exceptionally agreed to integrate the entire programme of the opening weekend of DDD, including three non-Portuguese performances, in the meeting’s artistic programme.
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