The Wilds: The Vanity of Plumage dance performance is a grotesque essay on the beauty and guile of nature in all of us, on missing heroes and narcissism, on the fight for survival and the intraspecific aggression that drives us forward in the form of personal ambitions and conditioned dreams of happiness. Through motion visualisation, uniquely beautiful basic reflexes, motivational processes and intuitive behaviour, Jana Burkiewiczová leads us into a paradise where dancing creates silence, screams, pleasure and the omen of death in a fast sequence of situations, texts and images.
Theme, Script, Choreography: Jana Burkiewiczová, dancers: Simona Machovičová / Jaroslava Janečková, Edita Antalová, Jindřich Panský / Adam Sojka, Šimon Kubáň / Matyáš Ramba, David Stránský / Jakub Sedláček, music: Sára Vondrášková / Never Sol, architect: Veronika Jiroušková, costume: Milina Havrlantová, Veronika Jiroušková, light design: Martin Špetlík, graphic design: Martina Černá / Imagery, production manager: Zuzana Skulová, producer: Burki&com
Presented with the support of The City of Prague.
Premiere: December 18, 2015 at Ponec Theatre, Prague
“The individual scenes are not intentionally amusing as the vibes change and vary. The seemingly innocent games and teasing can turn into violence and vice versa. For this reason, the production is full of suspense and unpredictability that work really well dramatically. The moderate grey-and-blue costumes allow for unrestrained motion and their pleated elements give the costumes a romantic feel. There’s a lot of raw motion of a kind I’ve never seen before. All in all it’s a good fit. What more could you ask for?”
Lucie Kocourková, Taneční aktuality