He is deaf. He got deaf from being yelled at over the years. Portrait presents several stories about guilt, lack of forgiveness and blameful relationships. The performers explore notions of refuge, morality, hidden obsessions, children’s games and loneliness in a sinister playground scene. To a haunting score, the ensemble of five dancers scurry around the stage, frantically running, blamefully pointing fingers and desperately clapping out approval, as their individual stories unfold in a bizarre ritual of childhood games. Ioana Mona Popovici is an emerging force in the world of contemporary dance. In 2006 she was selected as young choreographer to watch by Ballet Tanz magazine. This commission for Nanohach was awarded the Sazka Prize for Discovery in Dance in 2007.
1st Annual Dublin Dance Festival
Choregrapher/Story/Concept IOANA MONA POPOVICI Dancers
ANNA CAUNEROVÁ, LEA CAPKOVÁ, MICHAL VODENKA, HONZA MALIK, MARTA TRPISOVSKÁ