Created in / Création: 2017-2019 – Duration / Durée: 60 min – Genre: Dance Installation / Installation chorégraphique – Concept, Direction & Choreography / Conception, mise en scène & Chorégraphie: Mehdi Farajpour – Music / Musique: Steve REICH (Music for 18 musicians) – Video / Vidéo: Mehdi FARAJPOUR
Performers: Neus Canalias Avila, Tabea Wittulsky, Issac Espinoza Hidrobo, Josip Pino Ivancic, Vladimir Butkovic, Maja Tuka, Ivana Natasa Turkovic, Martina Benic, Rocco Bertuzzi, Daria Krepkova, Anika Ghiraldo, Nika Janus.
Coproduced by / Coproduit par ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company & PUF Festival
Thanks to the dancers of PARIS SUMMER ACADEMY 2017 for the first try-out session in Paris: Oscar Cheong Cho Seng, Jane Hamor, Jennifer Schecker, Margo De Smet, Jason Yap Kean Beng, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Merve Ceyhan, Chiara Marcassa, Charlotte Bousi, Vlada Malaeva, Duarte Bénard, Norhaizad Adam, Annabelle Laik, Inga Galinytė, Sarah Rees, Helena Scheungrab, Lucie Belliveau, Isaac Espinoza Hidrobo, Neus Canalias Avila & Antonio Izquierdo Martínez.
DEFINITION OF THE WORD: META
META (Greek); carries several layers of meaning such as Beyond, Behind, Across, With or even After. But in the Performance, the most important meaning of the word META, is its conceptual definition: often described as something which is self-referential or referring to itself in terms of genre and form.
“When writing the choreography and working on the concept, I stayed faithful to this meaning of self-referential by refusing to adopt the conventional art forms such as dance, theatre or even performance art. META does not fit into any existing frame; its only reference is itself- and from itself it creates a new frame.” – Mehdi Farajpour
META is about life that can last only for a second or for an eternity.
TIME; that strange feeling, expanding its arms from birth to death.
DEATH; is the life itself: as one dies every second and is re-born in a moment.
MOMENT; often scarified for the possibility of a better one in the future.
FUTURE; a moment yet to come, yet one can give an entire life away for…
And this repetition, repetition, repetition…