PRO RODOPI ART CENTRE (Bostina, Bulgaria)
a physical theatre solo
Performed by DESISLAVA MINCHEVA
Concept and Directed by PETAR TODOROV
Choreography GREGOR KAMNIKAR, DESISLAVA MINCHEVA, PETAR TODOROV
Costumes by NIKOLINA KOSTOVA-BOGDANOVA
Music environment PETAR TODOROV, DESISLAVA MINCHEVA
Duration 50’, no break
Created with the support by Pro Rodopi Foundation (Bostina, Bulgaria) and TNT Manufacture de chaussures (Bordeaux, France)
So far the production has been presented in Bulgaria, France, Australia, Singapore, Turkey, Germany.
‘Hair’ is a collage of a few physical and emotional landscapes, based on initial choreographies by Petar Todorov, Desislava Mincheva and Gregor Kamnikar from the productions ‘Anatomy of Extreme’, ‘Delta’ and ‘Chaos-Body without Doors’. The solos are put this time in a different context and are designed in a brand new visual line. The production uses the hair as a symbol of the female power. Hiding the hair of the woman has been historically routed in many world cultures, incl. Bulgarian one. Playing with the image of the hair, the solo explores female sensitivity on issues like identity, confusion, fear, desire, freedom with the means of the physical theatre.
Stage: black box theatre; black dance floor; dimenssions 5 to 8 meters/5 to 8 meters;
Lights: up to 15-20 Fresnels; blue wash que and white wash que needed
Sound: recorded on CD
Other: dressing room with a mirror, iron, wc/shower
Set-up & rehearsal time: 5-6 hours
Assistance from hosts for setting-up lights and sounds needed.