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