1 - 25 July 2021

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

 
Choreographic and Pedagogical Projects
Saint Petersburg, Russia.Sevastopol, Crimea
 
1-20 July 2021

Boris Eifman Dance Academy

Bol'shaya Pushkarskaya Ulitsa, 14б

St. Petersburg, Russia

21-25 July 2021

Sevastopol Academic Russian Drama Theater

Nakhimova Ave, 6

Sevastopol, Crimea

AT THE EDGE OF PERCEPTION

 

How can a person in this changeable, defocused, and filled with information noise world preserve oneself or resist oneself? How to do so without succumbing to the confusion of ideas and images without wasting intrinsic worth? Is it even possible to discern one's uniqueness behind the plurality of others' "oneness"? How can people preserve the vital essence of their personality in a situation where there is considerably meaningless and empty content in the way of life that cannot even be decoded?

 

Duality may allow us to judge efficiently; however, the spectrum of complexity in our society is not only grayscaled of the darkest to the brightest. If we are able to communicate with our consciousness beyond our physical senesces, we might find a deeper vibration of matter to higher intelligence.

 

The Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita speaks of those who are asleep, immersed in the awareness of one's bodily identification, who has never attained the world beyond one's sense of perception. This state is typical for people who limit their living space to the usual comfort zone or are just purely trapped.

 

We consume too much and forget to create. We are too preoccupied with our physical body, not paying due attention to spiritual development. How can a person break through the material and allow the energy of the soul to manifest itself?

 

"…. those who are liberated from the bodily concept of life are awake in the conscious world and are always in balance, even in the face of opposing and contradictory situations in the material world. They are undisturbed."

— Bhagavad Gita.

 

Choreographer and Video Designer: Shang-Jen Yuan 袁尚仁

Performers: Lera Chaplygina, Liza Degtyareva, Liza Glushko, Egor Salogub, Gleb Gais, and Igor Klinsky

Music: "Virta 1. / Current 1" and "Murskaus" by Pan Sonic, and "Mein Weg" by Arvo Pärt

Costume Designer: Shang-Jen Yuan 袁尚仁

Producers: Innopraktika & Russian Seasons School and Boris Eifman Dance Academy

 

Premiered at Boris Eifman Children's Dance Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2021