In 2014, the dance performance SELFED by Kevin Trappeniers premiered at Plesni Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia). After this choreographic debut, that consisted of an outside and an inside part made for the specific locations in Slovenia, Kevin Trappeniers reworked the inside part to physical theatre at TAKT Dommelhof (BE) for its TAKT Festival for emerging performing artists.
In Drag Chain / Push Chain he explores methods to adapt the body to mental and physical barriers and how to overcome those obstacles or gain control over them. The performance incorporates both the philosophy and techniques of Parkour within contemporary dance.
Performance and dance investigate the notion of the energy of self and self-sacrifice. The self meant as an aid and a tool for introspection and reflexion, for demolition and construct of the body and the mind. Accordingly, the performance reflects on the positioning of mankind towards individual and social power structures.
concept, direction, choreography, scenography: Kevin Trappeniers I dance & performance: Dagmar Dachauer I music & sound design: Kreng I light design: Laurence Halloy, Kevin Trappeniers I in collaboration with: Luka Avguštin, Enej Progar, Jan Ulčar, Sebastjan Zupanc (SloMotion, Slovenian Parkour Family) I dramaturgy & mentorship: Andreja Kopač I coaching & distribution advice: Vincent Company I producer: Živa Brecelj I production: Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SI) - Choreographic Debut PTL 2014 I co-production: TAKT Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE) I in collaboration with: Muzej in Galerije Mesta Ljubljane (MGML) I thanks to: Vincent Van den Bossche, Blaze Urban Academy (BE), Šolski Center Ljubljana (SI)
“THE DANCE SOLO SELFED, IN A CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY AND VISUAL CONCEPT BY KEVIN TRAPPENIERS AND A MATURE DANCE EXECUTION BY DAGMAR DACHAUER, SHONE AS A LONG-AWAITED DANCE GEM OF THIS SEASON (...) SELFED EXCEEDS THE PERSONAL DISSECTION OF ONE’S OWN OPPORTUNITIES OF CHOICE AND OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, AS PROPOSED IN THE USUAL PHILOSOPHY OF PARKOUR. (...) IN A POETIC GAME OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, THE DANCE MATERIAL OF DAGMAR DACHAUER BUILDS UP. BEAUTIFULLY REVEALED, CONSECUTIVE MOMENTS FOLLOW THE DANCER STOPPING, BEING LIT AND ANCHORED IN THE CENTER OF THE LIGHTING DESIGN, CAPTURED BY SPATIAL DARKNESS. IT MAY BE READ AS AN ART EXHIBITION OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS. BUT YOU MOST OF ALL EXPERIENCE SELFED AS PERSONAL OUTPOURINGS, A REACHING OUT OF THE HAND TOWARDS NEW VISIONS, SPREADING BEYOND ANY VISIBLE PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS.” (PARADA PLESA)
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