Tuesday, June 11, 2019

butterfly tales | premiere 27 June 2019 ART SPACE stift millstatt

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.

Within a complex stage setting of several illuminated spaces that come into view or remain hidden depending on the angle of the light, visually rich with elements of film, live camera, mirrors, monitor and various projection screens, the audience is encouraged to find their own perspectives and viewpoints. The observer's eye actively decides which pixel, which monitor, which sequence it wants to follow. Whatever is considered interesting will determine what is called 'reality'.

Photos: Nina Hader, Header: AKS

PREMIERE  |  ART SPACE stift millstatt

27 June  2019  |  8 pm

Performances  |  ART SPACE stift millstatt
28  |  29  |  30  June  2019   |  8 pm


ART SPACE stift millstatt
Stiftgasse 1
9872 Millstatt

Andrea K. Schlehwein
+43 4766 35250
+43 676 418 5528


Concept . Choreography . Space . Visuals . Sound . Light
Andrea K. Schlehwein

Dance + Creation 
Unita Gay Galiluyo
Jye Hwei Lin
Eiji Takeda

Midori Kawamura

Nina Hader
Sang Hoon Ok
Andrea K. Schlehwein

Head of Production . Grafic LayOut
Eleonore Schäfer

Production Assistant
Brigitte Büsken

Internship Choreography
Abriel Gardner

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