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; from greek; is carrying several layers of meaning such as Beyond, Behind, Across, With or even After. But to me as the creator of this performance (META), the most important meaning of it is its conceptual definition that often is described as something that is «self-referential» or «referring to itself in term of genre and form». When writing the choreography and working on the concept, I tried to stay faithful to this meaning of « self-referential» by not trying to stay faithful to any of those known institutional art forms such as dance, theatre or even the performance art. META, to me, is a «dance installation» that won’t fit into any of those existing frames. Mehdi Farajpour
META is about life that can last only for a second or for an eternity.
TIME; that strange feeling, expending its arms from the birth to the death.
DEATH; is the life itself as one dies every second and re-born in a moment.
MOMENT; this very present time, often scarified for a better one in the future.
FUTURE; a moment that hasn’t come, yet one can give the whole life away for it…
And this repetition, repetition, repetition,…