Performer: Alena Bossert
Music: Minkus – La Bayadere – Act I – Rite of the sacred fire
"The statue is the name of a children’s game. While kids are dancing someone stops the song in random moments, at those moments children must stay still and try not to move for some seconds. The ones who fail are eliminated.
In this video I am playing that game with a professional dancer: I am looking for the limit of her balance and stillness.
This search of balance and the attempt of not committing an error is a complex search that we all experience in our daily lives. I represent, using the visuals, this particular difficult attempt through the figure of a professional dancer, who is the model both of strength, effort and, at the same time, fragility and vulnerability".