saw herself, as in a dream, standing in front of the door holding in her hand a
wooden rocking chair. And a sack pushed in her hands while leaving. She knocks,
frightened, and waits. She hears the grate of the lock and in the next moment,
she is surrounded with people she doesn't know.«
The performance speaks of a woman's character, from the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The portrait of Rebeka is exposed through situations in different scenes, settings and relationships between the performers and their media: dance, music and text.
During the performance, these three media intertwine, they complement, sometimes move away and avoid each other. Mutual reconciliation and shifting away of the three media points to, sometimes dictates, different relationships or solitude which work on the phenomenon (a subjective phenomenon, torn away from the essence, now existing only in consciousness) of Rebeka, from her very banal version to an almost mythical image of a woman.
Rebeka premiered last June in Poznan.
Concept and choreography: Andreja Rauch; music: John Sweeney; text: Boštjan Gorenc; light design: Jaka Šimenc; stage and graphic design: Peter Rauch; producer: En-Knap; performers: Andreja Rauch, Boštjan Gorenc, John Sweeney.
Contemporary Dance Made in Europe
Organised by: Mesto žensk / City of Women
In cooperation with: Plesni teater Ljubljana / Ljubljana Dance Teater