Lublin Dance Theatre _ If/Then – PREMIERE

This piece begins and ends with the idea that all things are in relation to all other things. This keeps them in a state of immediacy, of being in “relationship’ to the unfolding of relationships. While the dancers know “what” will happen, they often must determine the when, where and with whom of that “what.” To constantly be in the question of “what is happening and how am I affecting it and being affected by it. How they understand this determines what we see (and don’t see.)

This work is an attempt to create immediacy through indeterminacy. Through making choices, according to following rules, the dancers are playing a game. It is my hope that they …“embody the virtue of non-competition. Not that they don’t love to compete, but they do it in the spirit of play.”  Excerpt From: Stephen Mitchell. “Tao Te Ching.”

idea and direction: Joseph W. Alter
choreography: Joe W. Alter in cooperation with dancers
dancers: Ryszard Kalinowski, Mikołaj Karczewski, Daniela Komędera–Miśkiewicz, Beata Mysiak, Anna Żak. Wojciech Kaproń took part in the creation process.
music: Aleksander Kosciów
sound production and realisation: Igor Szulc
light designer: Craig Wolf
lighting realisation: Grzegorz Polak, Paweł Witek
production: Anna Kalita, Konrad Kurowski /The Centre for Culture in Lublin, Lublin Dance Theatre
supported by: San Diego State University
premiere: 12 November 2019
duration: 50 min


Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, Peowiaków, Lublin, Polska