M&N Dance Company presents contemporary dance performance Tie.
Choreography: Michal Rynia in Nastja Bremec
Dance: Nastja Bremec, Michal Rynia, Noriko Nishidate, Martina Beraldo, Luca Ghedini, Siniša Bukinac, Mara Rogelja, Tjaša Bucik, Lia Zuljan, Emili Bizjak
Dramaturg and producent: Klavdija Zupan
Music: Olafur Arnalds, Maya Beiser, David Lang
Light design: Samo Oblokar
Costumes and scenography: M&N
Video: Ajaz Novak, Fabris Šulin, Zavod Azmurk
Sound: Vladimir Hmeljak
Make up: Ana Lazovski
Production: Zavod MN Produkcija, Umetniško društvo M&N DC - M&N Dance Company
Co-production: SNG Nova Gorica, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Društvo Celinka Ljubljana
Recorded and premiered on the 3rd December 2014 at Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica.
About the performance:
A young man leaves the room which he has inhabited for quite some time. He takes shelter on a park bench, where he engages in a conversation with a stranger. An older office worker, a Salaryman. The setting itself marks them as outsiders, unlike others of their kind who keep to their rooms or offices. Alongside their tentative, budding friendship, stories of what brought them there unfold. The experience that affection is nourishment, that sadness is veiled by a smile and that true friendship is possible gives them courage to take their leave and turn a new leaf.
Acknowledged choreographers, Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec, founders of the M&N Dance Company, based their show on the novel I Called Him Tie by an Austrian writer, Milena Michiko Flašar. Tie tells of contemporary existence marked by the anxiety brought on by the social system’s lack of compassion.