Contemporary Dance Group of Lublin University of Technology _ opium

choreography: Anna Żak
dancers: Ewelina Drzał, Agnieszka Duda, Dominika Jarosz, Małgorzata Krasowska,  Małgorzata Kwiecień, Beata Mysiak, Karolina Sularz, Dorota Świć-Kęcik, Aleksandra Zarczuk
music: Ryszard Latecki [LATERNA], Alberto Iglesias
costumes: Marta El Bruzda
light, stage design: Anna Żak
technical assistant: Daria Dziedzic
duration: 60 min
premiere: May 21st, 2010

Sooth and stimulate your senses simultaneously. Reach to the deep hidden emotions and inexplicable passions. Move the notes of heart and mind. Release state of happiness through vibration of strings.

Man “burns down” never seizing to pose questions what that happiness is.

plum, tangerine, carnation, coriander, rose, lily, myrrh, opopanax, castoreum, sandal tree, cedar, vanilla, anis, blackberry, pepper, ginger, balsam of Tolu

A surreal carousel of dreams, fantasies, mysteries, passions, fulfillment, illusions, fears and weaknesses is on. Everything can become opium. Everything can make you happy….or unhappy. Strive for finding and preserving the state of everlasting happiness can also become addictive, strangling, poisonous…

Impulse…expanding the crazy atmosphere created in the song “Carousel with Madonnas” by Ewa Demarczyk, intensified by El Bruzda’s outfits and the female world covered in smoke, looking for happiness, mysteriously dimming the dreams, passions, mixed fragrances… and female weaknesses. Additional inspiration led to Jean Cocteau who was not afraid to undertake whatever he desired in his life.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by those ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Music: LATERNA from the album “LATO” the band: Ryszard Latecki, Gintautas Gascevicius, Bart Pałyga, Tadeusz Wielecki , published by OBUH 2009