A dance production
by VAYA (Tina Halford | Raul Martinez)

Produced in Germany 2023

55 min version for theater
25 min
 
version for street festivals/alternative spaces

to street version
is a contemporary dance production by the company VAYA, asking the philosophical question about cause and effect. Three dancers explore vertical space to the music of Iskander Yerimbetov. They test bodily limits and experiment with gravity. Watching the performance on stage, the audience is invited to a visual and auditory discovery journey in which the gradual transformations have an almost hypnotising effect. The bodies of the performers interweave in a more and more complex way, seem to become one at times, intertwine in a cog-like fashion to dissolve again in the end. The borders between individual and collective, cause and effect dissolve, become multilayered and intransparent. As in a kaleidoscope, new images are caused by smallest movements. The dialogue with gravity has a meditative effect on the audience. Surrendering to the moment, being present, is the intention of »A Pebble Falling on a Silent Lake«. Without stories we may arrive where we have always been: in the present.
“There are cascades of acrobatic movement loops around gravity and centrifugal forces; as a spectator you watch yourself dizzy and cannot stop being astonished.”

Marion Klötzer, Badische Zeitung

“Standing Ovations for a fantastic achievement and choreography.”

Marion Klötzer, Badische Zeitung

“You cannot stop marvelling. What Tina Halford, Matilde Casini, and Alexander de Vries achieve in this hour is truly remarkable.”

Anette Hoffman, Kultur Joker

“Fantastic and not without danger.”

Marion Klötzer, Badische Zeitung

WITH

Tina Halford
choreography, concept, dance

Raúl Martínez
choreographic assistance

Matilde Casini
dance, creation

Alexander de Vries
dance, creation

Iskander Yerimbetov
musical composition

Steffen Melch
light design, stage design

Bianka Heck
costume

Eva Honings
dramaturgical assistance

Anastasia Kuznetsova
graphic design

Silke Pohl
texts

Marcela Centenero
production assistance

Christine Eyssel
press work

Simone Schuldis
photography

Marc Doradzillo
photography

Marc Costa
video

Tina Halford
Raúl Martínez
Matilde Casini
Alexander de Vries
Iskander Yerimbetov
Steffen Melch
Bianka Heck
Eva Honings
Anastasia Kuznetsova
Silke Pohl
Marcela Centenero
Christine Eyssel
Simone Schuldis
Marc Doradzillo
Marc Costa

choreography, concept, dance
choreographic assistance
dance, creation
dance, creation
musical composition
light design, stage design
costume
dramaturgical assistance
graphic design
texts
production assistance
press work
photography
photography
video

PRESS

show article in english

PERFORMANCES

10.09.22

Tanzhalle, NEXO Festival, Freiburg

Germany

25min version

11.09.22

Kanonenplatz, NEXO Festival, Freiburg

Germany

25min version

16.09.22

Glashaus in Rieselfeld, NEXO Festival, Freiburg

Germany

25min version

18.09.22

Stadtgarten, NEXO Festival, Freiburg (2x)

Germany

25min version

26.05.23

PREMIERE E-WERK, Freiburg

Germany

55min version

27.05.23

E-WERK, Freiburg

Germany

55min version

28.05.23

E-WERK, Freiburg

Germany

55min Version

07.10.23

International Festival To The Møn

Denmark

25min version

13.04.24

International Festival City of Wings Ypres

Belgium

25min version

14.04.24

International Festival City of Wings Ypres

Belgium

25min version

29.06.24

E-WERK, Freiburg

Germany

55min version

30.06.24

E-WERK, Freiburg

Germany

55min version

03.08.24

NEXO am See, Freiburg

Germany

55min version

04.08.24

NEXO am See, Freiburg

Germany

55min version

Oct/Nov 2024

Tour in Central-America

Guatemala

55min version

SUPPORT

A coproduction with the E-WERK Freiburg. This production was supported by the cultural office of the city of Freiburg, the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. with funds of the ministry of science, research and art Baden-Württemberg and the Goethe Institut. Sponsored by Reha Sporbeck and Exit Asia.