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LIGHTING

Anna Konjetzky

“Lighting,” the igniting, torching, kindling, is the title of Anna Konjetzky’s dance piece in which the choreographer fixates the audience’s gaze on the bodies of the ten dancers on a bare stage. Ten dancers who form a flurrying, pulsating mass in which the pressure seems to increase constantly. Inspired by the numerous pictures of protest movements round the globe, “Lighting” simply investigates that spark, that moment of collapse, of discharge.

Konjetzky’s dance piece is thus getting progressively more intense and dense; the mass subtly builds more and more power, energy and pressure. A diffuse, uncontrollable process is set in motion and climaxes in the head of the spectators. “The title Lighting is for me double-faced because the object and the subject partake in an active process. If I set something on fire, the action does not stay under my control but creates a ‘burning’ object that continues on its own, independent from my control.” (A. Konjetzky) 


Choreographer, artistic director: Anna Konjetzky

Dance: Thuy Hang Nguyen, Thi Can Nguyen, Van Luong Phan, Van Nguyen Vu, Minh Hien Dang, Viviana Defazio, Paul Hess, Sahra Huby, Michele Meloni, Quindell Orton

Music: Sergej Maingardt

Light: Barbara Westernach

Premiered Muffathalle Munich, September 2013

Further performances Hanoi festival Europe meets Asia in Contempory Dance, Vietnam, September 2013​

Prisma Festival, Panama, October 2016

Cricoteka Kraków, Poland, November 2016

​Bialystok theatre, Poland, November 2016
Gdańsk, Poland, November 2016

Warsaw, Poland September 2017 

Napa festival Karachi, Pakistan, March 2018

Islamabad, Pakistan, March 2018

Lahore Rafi Peer Theater, March 2018​