Hazy stories of our dreams, and our desires in the alertness of a daily life creates a world of constant balancing between these two different states of being. In Doze Jiří shows a world that balances on the edge of sleep. We are not completely immersed in the depths of our sleep, and at the same time situated in some kind of vacuumed space full of surprises. As we drift, we are dozing and yet close to rousing.
“ Gloomy Latitudes “ portraits a simple ways of being resistant to reality. Finding the escapes to the unknown latitudes of present, past and future in all kinds of different manners. The most prominent one in this work would be an inner speech,
intrapersonal communication ( talking to oneself ).
This would be the main essence of what happens in our body while moving and talking non verbally to ourselves or to the other invisible beings around us at the same time.
The viewer will then have a chance to witness and experience the world of moving conversation which
speaks and forms a poetry of movement.
Choreographer: Jiri Pokorny
Light Designer: Loes Schakenbos
Jirí Pokorný was born in Prague, Czech Republic. He started his dance training at the pre-ballet school of the State Opera in Prague when he was eight years old and continued his studies at the Prague National Dance Conservatory. After his graduation, Jiri joined Laterna Magika Praha (2000) and three years later he joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2) in The Hague, advancing to NDT1 in 2006. He has worked with many renowned choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite and others. His works Dead Nature and Flying Roof were created for NDT’s Summer Intensive in 2010/11.
In August 2010, Jiri joined Crystal Pite’s company, Kidd Pivot Frankfurt. Currently, Jiri is continuing his career as a choreographer. His recent works, Doze, was created for NDT2.
Date: at 19:00 on the 30th of March 2016.
Address: 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell street 1.