50% Male Experimental Theatre fuses a physical theatre and contemporary dance theatre.
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We bend over backwards. We stretch ourselves, aiming for a well-paid job and a comfortable life. We're constantly reaching out, for family, for love and exhausting ourselves for a passionate embrace. How badly can we lose ourselves in the rush of trying to achieve it all? What happens to us when we get everything we want in life?
A multi-layered tale told through movement, gesture, dance and wrapped in music and rich visuals, this is a universal story that questions our search for happiness. Choreographed by Anna Gaciarz.
Performance: "PETER PANS"
Choreographed by Anna Gaciarz, Peter Pans explores the syndrome of the same name, a generation of people who don't want to grow up, who find it difficult to express love. Peter Pans - people with the body of an adult but the mind of a child...
We know that there is something in the air. But what is this ‘something’? Perhaps these things are hard to explain rationally because they relate to our feelings, instincts, emotions and senses. Chemistry: ‘sparks’ between people, in relationships. Where exactly does this ‘chemistry’ come from? What can it lead us to? Can we control its influence on our lives?
A tale told through movement, gesture and dance, wrapped in music — this is a story that questions our (ir)rationality.
Directed & Choreographed by Anna Gaciarz
Cast: Elena Degtyareva, Ruth Shine, Krzysztof Kminikowski, Oscar Mienandi
Lights: Lisa Krugel , Richard Collins
Photo credit: FotoFarm.ie
Costumes: Karolina Schlagner
Dublin Fringe Festival, The Lir Academy, Dublin, September 2012
We bend over backwards. We stretch ourselves, aiming for a well-paid job and a comfortable life. We’re constantly reaching out, for family, for love and exhausting ourselves for a passionate embrace. How badly can we lose ourselves in the rush of trying to achieve it all? What happens to us when we get everything we want in life?
A multi-layered tale told through movement, gesture, dance and wrapped in music and rich visuals, this is a universal story that questions our search for happiness.
Directed & Choreographed by Anna Gąciarz
Cast: Elena Degtyareva, Anna Gąciarz, Karen Gleeson/Ruth Shine, Barnaba Dorda, Krzysztof Kminikowski, Tomasz Laskowski/Oscar Mienandi
Visuals: Justyna Seniuta
Lights: Lisa Krugel
Photo credit: FotoFarm .ie
Make-up: Anna Sawosko
The Back Loft, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin, September 2011
Nominee for the Spirit of the Fringe Commissioning Award
Re-presenting Ireland, Dublin Dance Festival, May 2012
| "FIGURE IT OUT" is a new dance piece, choreographed by Anna Gaciarz, which will premiere in September 2013, as a part of Dublin Fringe Festival.
Who we are:
We are 50% Male Experimental Theatre, a Dublin-based collective operating under the stewardship of choreographer and dance artist Anna Gaciarz. The company was founded as an artistic experiment in 2009, born of our shared desire to explore the realms of contemporary dance and physical theatre.
We have presented three full works to date: "Peter Pans" (2009), "Seekers" (2011) and "Chemistry" (2012).
"FIGURE IT OUT" is a new and exciting dance piece in which we aim to explore the complexities of woman's nature and female identity.
It's been said that a woman is like an ocean - unpredictable and mysterious. With this new work, we plan to venture beyond the rocky tides of the surface to see what secrets reside in the depths below.
The piece will be performed by Anna Gaciarz, Ruth Shine, Dagmara Jerzak and Elena Degtyareva and will be accompanied by an original sound score and live music, courtesy of composer Przemyslaw Lozowski and his band.
We are especially excited to 'embrace our roots' by staging the show in the stark and spacious D-Light Studios, which has served as a home of sorts for 50% Male since we first convened there four years ago and began our journey together.
Why we need your help:
"FIGURE IT OUT" is our most ambitious project yet, fusing contemporary dance, physical theatre, live music and film. The project combines the work and talents of many individuals and we are delighted to have been granted a two-week Dance Ireland Residency, during which we will work to develop the piece in advance of its premiere at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013.
We are asking for your generous support to help us cover the costs of production, transport of sets and equipment, technical fees, marketing and artists' fees. 50% Male continues to exist thanks to the support that we receive from our audience and anything you can offer to this project WILL MAKE a difference in making this next exciting chapter in our journey a reality.
If you would like to know more about our company, 50% Male Experimental Theatre, and the work of our choreographer Anna Gaciarz, please visit our website: http://50percentmale.com/