More than one Species
Dates: June 20 and 21
Location: KHIDI, Tbilisi, Georgia
As part of Contemporary Dance Festival in Tbilisi
Concept, direction and choreography: Takako Suzuki | JP/DE
Music composition: Matthias Müller | DE
Dancers: Elene Enukidze, Giorgi Gulisashvili, Lasha Mdzinarishvili | GE
Musicians: Giorgi Iremashvili (percussion), Giorgi Zeniashvili (panduri, chonguri) | GE, Matthias Müller (trombone) | DE
Costume Design: Simon Machabeli | GE
Light Design: Davit Sukhishvili, Jara Mamaladze | GE
Stage design: Takako Suzuki | JP/DE
Curating and general concept: Salomé Jashi | GE/DE
Produced by Indigo Publishing together with the Goethe Institute’s International Coproduction Fund as part of the Georgian-German Year 2017
More than one species is a dialogue about sexuality manifested and at the same times hidden in Georgian culture and social construct. The dancers and musicians come from the traditional as well as experimental dance and music scene. They bring their experience to create an installation, where working process is inspired by personal interviews, myths, legends, and images from the visual arts and real life. It explores the perception of the human body, its freedoms and constraints, throughout the country’s last decades.
The piece is part of a cross platform project The Mysterious Georgian Body. Through various artistic activities the project aims to reflect upon Georgia’s recent history of sexuality.