Equilibrio/The Balance of contrasts



March 13, 2013

10:00 – 11:00 Physical Training based on Martial Arts / Tai chi, Chi kung /
14:30 – 17:00 Adam Hanuljak – Selection of Documentary Materials and Researches in Performing Arts (screening)
19:00 – 20:00 Open rehearsal EQUILIBRIO "work-in-progress"

Artist: Soňa Ferienčíková, Ľubomír Bukový, Documentary materials and Video Compilations: Adam Hanuljak Dramaturgy and Physical theatre: Sara Fenoglio (IT), Jaroslav Viňarský (SK)
Soňa Ferienčíková graduated at the Prague Academy of Arts (AMU) on the Faculty of Dance and Choreography. She pursued her studies in Antwerpen and Salzburg.
Ľubomír Bukový graduated from the Academy of Perfoming Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava. He developed his artistic skills at different workshops in Prague, Wroclaw, Venice and Munich. He took an artistic collaboration with Krystian Lupa (Waiting Room.0, Teatr Polski), as well took part on Laboratory - Research on Acting Techniques led by the Master Anatolij Vasiliev (Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw; Isola Pedagoggia, Venice).

Adam Hanuljak graduated in documentary film directing from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava as well as in religious studies from the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University. In his documents, he mostly focuses on social minorities. He also creates video installations for theatre and regularly gives lectures at a series of workshops.

It was C.G. Jung who wrote first about the phenomenon according to which personal experiences are complemented with the so called arche – man/woman - images that contain all the fundamental features that a man or a woman – in line with their mental standards – would have. He called the image of the man present in a woman’s psyche animus the image of a woman present in a man’s psyche anima.
The Equilibrio project is the continuation of a former project based on the cooperation of the dancer-choreographer Soňa Ferienčíková and the performer Ľubomír Bukový.

The starting - point of the performance is based on Carl Gustav Jung’s psycho-analytical study “The anima and the animus”. It is to be created under experimental circumstances and to discover the subject of the “psyché”. Experience of the Research Seminary on acting techniques led by Master Anatolij Vasiliev will be used in laboratory session of these two artist and “The Method of Etude” will be implement in experimental work as a fundamental platform of creation. Their goal is to find the similarities, differences and absolute links that are characteristic for the man-woman relationships and are peculiar to their inner world. The artists don’t try to create an autotelic theatre piece but they endeavor to find the path leading to working together with the spectators. The second part of their creative work is based on dramaturgical work with the poems of the famous poets Marina Cvetajeva and Egona Bondy. The aim of this creative step is to look for different ways how to implement lyric and epic forms of expression in theatre. Although those poets take their inspiration from different cultural correspondences, they both are linked to the notion of Revolt. Equilibrio is trying to find the primal force, the philosopher’s stone “Lapisus” that can be found in the deep of the human soul.
Marina Ivanovna Cvetajeva Russian poet and writer, one of the greatest figures of the Russian Modernism. She was one of the artists of the twentieth century who lived tragic life. She made her mark as a poet without joining any of the great movements of avant-garde literature of the time. Instead she created unique syntheses of the artistic achievements of the past centuries encompassing different motives starting from the mythology up to the ministrelsy.

Egon Bondy was one of the most significant figures of the Prague underground movement. He published around 30 volumes of poetry containing epics from the 1950-ies to the meditative poems of the 1980-ies. He published 20 novels dealing mainly with conflicts between the individual and the society.

Visegrad Artist Residency Program - Performing Arts, VARP supported by International Visegrad Fund, Slovak Institute in Budapest.