As we drove short short horizon-lines is a sonic performance that travels across choreography, oral poetry and music. Thought as a living poem with many voices, languages, instruments and bodies, it is an intimate piece: it invites the audience to « listen » to the sensitive inflections of geographic and musical lines that go from the Middle Eastern regions, across the Balkan mountains, to Western Europe.
On such lines, where heterogeneous territories are closely adjacent to each other, the piece seeks to articulate differences – be they of artistic or cultural expressions – in a way that does not mix them. A way of doing that is also proper to the so-called Balkan rhythms as they juxtapose Ottoman and West-European influences, without blending them into polyrhythms, but rather by building small bridges across huge mountains.
Concept, text, direction: Claire Huber
Creation, performance: Stalin Blake, Claire Huber, Nastasja Štefanić
Costumes: Zdravka Ivandija Kirigin
Scenography: Stalin Blake, Claire Huber
Lightdesign: Emmanuel Desmyter
Coproductions: The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples), Teatroskop- Southeastern European performing art network
Residencies support: CDCN Toulouse-La place de la danse, Honolulu-Nantes, Théâtre Marni, BUDA, KAAP, STUK, De school van Gaasbeek, Balkan Dance Academy Slovenia, Garage Performing art center, DEVIR/CAPA , Stanica-Station for contemporary dance, Zagreb Dance Center, Mediterranean Dance Center
With the support of Teatroskop, F.W.B., W.B.I., Flemish community, I-Portunus (Creative Europe), Ministry of culture of the Croatian Republic