Rite of Spring: The Prelude

“Rite of Spring: The Prelude” is an encounter between two bodies, their blood and breath. Stemming from the depths of human flesh and the connection between tissue and memory, we share an ode to the desires of human skin. 

In pursuit of a more transparent understanding of pleasure, human relations and fertility, we ignite a garden of celebration of the human body’s ability to create assemblages. As we grieve the loss of our environments, we invoke a space of remembrance of our cosmic nature and our urge to remain living, narrating the essences of our shared experience and our queer forms of feeling. 

Understanding the constant displacement from our homes, the transformation of our identities and of the communities that we become a part of, we weave together our South American and Eastern European migrant heritage in order to forge a dialogue with the pasts and futures that haunt us. 

As a form of celebrating our youth, our affection and our fertility, we set up scenic landscapes as an enunciation of our shared existence, framing the power of our relationship as a prelude for the rest of time.

Concept, choreography, performance, sound mix: Monika Błaszczak, Luisa Mateo Deupleich Rozo

Costumes: Tomasz Armada

3D photogrammetry scan: Lucia Lopez Garcia Montejo

Presented at: Polish Dance Theatre as part of Malta Festival 2021, Poznań; Aula Artis, Poznań, Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki as part of Dym Festival 2021, Gorzów Wielkopolski

Supported by: Fundusz Popierania Twórczości ZAIKS, Fundacja Vox-Artis Promocja Polskiej Sztuki Współczesnej i Designu, Wydział Kultury Urzędu Miasta Poznania

Photos below by Mateusz Spich and Justyna Stachowska-Mazur.

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