butterfly tales, the second NETZWERK AKS production 2019 by Andrea K. Schlehwein, will be premiered on 27th June 2019 at ART SPACE stift millstatt, Austria.
chaos theory I questioning
The flapping of a butterfly's wing on one side of the globe triggering a great effect on the other side. This scientifically unverified idea is transferred to our dance rehearsal work.
Each impulse, no matter how small, has an impact on the inner workings of the body. Action is followed by reaction, input by consequence.
How transparent and fine-tuned do we need our dance technique to be in order to make this approach apparent from the outside?
'butterfly tales' is a contemporary ballet, dense in terms of dance, visually multi-layered, dynamically exciting. In Andrea K. Schlehwein's choreography, the three dancers Unita Gay Galiluyo from the Philippines, Jye Hwei Lin from Taiwan and Eiji Takeda from Japan let stories emerge without telling stories.
reality I mirroring
A departure towards a self-chosen narrow line, a horizon, where bipolar pairings like dream and reality, change and stagnation, logic and poetry, enigma and clarity, complexity and plainness, manipulation and self-determination, utopia and dystopia meet.
I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering through the air. When I woke up, I asked myself whether I was a man who dreamt to be a butterfly, or if I am a butterfly who dreamt to be a man.
Parable by Zhuang Zi
perspectives I alienating
Surveillance . Control . Censorship . 'butterfly tales' is a loose collection of various performative scenes committed to a contemporary dance language and playing with reality and dream, manipulation and control, loss of power and censorship, confusion and clarity, the manipulation of moving images, mirroring, reflections, loneliness and self-assurance, creating a free space for rich associations through a wide range of visual, filmic and physical possibilities.
Photos: Nina Hader, Header: AKS