Tweni Tweni is Alexis Akrovatakis and is Ben Smith. When you get choreography, dramaturgy, costumography, live music and performance in one shot. Both from worlds so unimaginably different, blending them in an explosion that perhaps even annoys you with no limits, contradictions and bizzarness. Because inside the borders doesn’t provoke, doesn’t rise questions and doesn’t push our own reflecting. They are like they would be characters in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s journey. Provoking, how much your ideologies are including or excluding. What is a performance and what is real? What is a mask and what is pure vulnarability, a medium for humanity’s limitations, either physical, mental or emotional? Where does physical theater transform into dance and where does the circus start, where the performance transcends into meditation, pure presence. A messenger, who nevertheless also cannot escape the planet’s concepts but has the courage to fight against the limiting one’s with every breath and presence. Despite becoming the limitation itself, as a mirror of the world.
Shot on Kometa Festival 2017 in Riga.