A SHORT ODYSSEE | WOMAN
In preparation of her full evening piece A MOOD FOR DEEP LONGING (premiere November 28, 2013) Jelena Kostić made a solo for a female dancer in which she questions the implications of radical choices and a resounding ‘yes’.
In the dance solo A SHORT ODYSSEE | WOMAN you meet a woman on a journey full of wanderings and trials. She is seduced, trapped, hunted and deserted. Her dedication is strung together by many alienating years. Will the oath she once pledged to last now she is no longer the same? In A SHORT ODYSSEE promises and threats come together in a passionate dance and the simple truthfulness and melancholy of traditional Eastern European music.
Solo full of surprising movement ideas
“Her fragment A SHORT ODYSSEY | WOMAN is an impressive choreography. A feminist approach is undeniable, but this solo full of surprising movement ideas is without political intrusiveness.”
review Kölner Kultur
choreography & concept: Jelena Kostić
in collaboration with dancer: Judit Ruiz Onandi
composers: Jeroen Strijbos en Rob van Rijswijk
dramaturgic advice: Thomas Falk, Lou Cope en Pietjan Dusee
light designer: Ellen Knops en Pim Mans
A Short Odyssee is a production of Kostić Foundation, a coproduction with DansBrabant and in collaboration with Strijbos&VanRijswijk.