This is not a love story!
The Very Delicious Piece
Cristina Planas Leitão in co-creation with Jasmina Križaj
“I’m just standing, waiting, since always and till always (forever) being there. Sweaty, vibrating, light-headed, stiff legged, an agitated and addicted body waiting for you. Finally I can declare myself to you. Finally I can surrender myself to you. Finally I can be pathetic. Finally I can be a drama queen. Finally I can be banal. But finally I can go beyond myself and take you with me. You are the impure and only essence of my ritual.”
The Very Delicious Piece is first and foremost a search for the long lost essentiality, intensity and insistency.
It is a limbo meeting between entertainment, being in love, a personal experience in two and how our own vibrant transformation reaches a still audience.
Shaking is the physical expression of love – a default state.
Banality is common to all… The music is an external layer of memorable “rituals”. Two glowing bodies radiating 360º, exposed but detached, induce meaning through the eyes of the viewer into relationships that physically deform us and make us addicts to drama. This is not a love story!
The Very Delicious Piece a co-production of DeVIR-Capa (Faro, PT), Platforma Festival – Plesna Izba Maribor (SI), HELLERAU European Center for the Arts Dresden (DE) within the framework of MODUL DANCE and by Maribor 2012 – European Capital of Culture.
26 Sep 2015
Festival Dance, Dance, Dance, Teatro das Figuras (Municipal de Faro), Faro (PT)
19 Jun 2015
MALTA FESTIVAL 2015, Poznan (PL) – Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia+3 – Program Old Brewery New Dance
8 May 2014
2ª plataforma de dança – criadores nacionais/ 2nd platform of Portuguese National Makers – Devir-CAPa, Faro (PT) – | link to full program | link to day program
26 May 2014
Volksroom Brussels (BE)
7 Dec 2014
No_Body Festival/ Dance Gate Lefkosia at DanceHouse Lefkosia (Nicosia)
22 Feb 2013
Gibanica (Moving Cake) Festival of Slovene Dance at Plesni Teater Ljubljana
29 Jun 2013
Spectrum Festival, Villach (AT)
29 Aug 2013
The Place, London (UK) – festival Summer House
16 Nov 2013
Volksroom Brussels, BE
12 Dec 2013
Quintas de Leitura – Teatro do Campo Alegre, Porto (PT) – (Fragment)
1 Jun 2012
CoFestival – Modul Dance – Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SI)
13 Jul 2012
I like to watch Too – Paradiso, Julidans Festival, Amsterdam (NL)
14 Jul 2012
17 Aug 2012
Festival Polenta, Maribor/ European Capital of Culture (SI) – 20h
18 Sep 2012
Try-out at Stara Mestna Elektrarna, Bunker, Ljubljana (SI) as part of the Closing event of the Contemporary Dance Network & Gibanica on Tour.
29 Sep 2012
Modul Dance Premiere – Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture – Slovensko Narodno Gledališče, Maribor (SI)
6 Oct 2012
Teatro Campo Alegre, Porto (PT)
12 Oct 2012
CAAA, Guimarães – European Capital of Culture (PT)
13 Oct 2012
6 Nov 2012
Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künsten, Dresden (DE)
7 Nov 2012
8 Sep 2011
Presentation at Platforma, SNG – Slovensko Narodno Gledališče (Slovenia National Theater), Maribor (SI)
14 Dec 2011
Informal presentation at Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künsten, Dresden (DE)
Concept & Performance
Cristina Planas Leitão, Jasmina Križaj
Light design & Music selection
Robert Steijn, Igor Dobricic
CJ (Cristina & Jasmina) & Plesna Izba Maribor
aprox. 50 min
José Laginha, Ana Rodrigues, Mojca Kasjak, Marlene Vilhena, Nina Milin, Anja Bornsek, Simon Wehrli, Pedro Neves, Mala Kline, Nienke Scholts, Joana Ferreira, among others.
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