The Very Delicious Piece XL
Cristina Planas Leitão in co-creation with Jasmina Križaj
Finalist at Danse Élargie 2016
18 & 19 June 2016
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
The Very Delicious Piece XL is an extended version of The Very Delicious Piece created in 2012 by Cristina & Jasmina, which premiered at Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture in September in co-production with 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.
The participation in Danse Élargie is possible, with the Support of Porto Municipality – Câmara Municipal do Porto 2016
This time, for Danse Élargie, we would like to expand the vibration to a bigger stage and to more bodies to understand the impact of that in the audience. Always, after we performed this piece the audience felt extremely shaken and physically and emotionally affected, even disturbed sometimes, so how would it be to if we were a mass – a mass of shaking bodies, emotionally detached, just playing with layers, that happen to juxtapose in the exact right moments and slide off when you least expect. The POP love songs, thouroughly chosen through time, add the layer of entertainment that allow the audience to be carried away by memory and by their own feelings of disgust, love, hate, inducing the experience in the audience and placing them in a contaminating moment.
In The Very Delicious Piece we searched for the long lost essentially, intensity and insistency. We researched in a state that transforms the bodies, making them vibrate throughout the room seeing the space and the others as an extension of us. We contaminated a still audience and made them move with our default physicality – shaking!How is it when we are 10? Only women? Only men? Older people? How does this change the meaning of the piece and the impact it has in the audience, without even touching it’s structure, only multiplying it.
Concept & Artistic Direction
Cristina Planas Leitão (PT) & Jasmina Krizaj (SI)
Ana Renata Polónia, Aymará Parola, Catarina Miranda, Cristina Planas Leitão, Daniela Cruz, Jasmins Krizaj, Sophia Rodriguez, Valentina Campora
Câmara Municipal do Porto, Guilherme Blanc, Tiago Guedes