Black on Black
Photo by Katarzyna Szugajew
"Black on Black" is a performance of two masked performers undertaking the issues of blackness and the black void in choreography.
The point of departure here is the gesture of appropriation of street dance by the means of treating it as a tool of inspection through the survey of weight, mass and potency of movement. Gradually undressing and covering themselves with layers of clothing the dancers manoeuvre between the embodiment and a catwalk masquarade, an underground fitness regime and transformation into a monstrum.
The audience seated on both sides of this live exposition is invited to participate in a black session, in which the choreography empties the black forms and intensifies their internal black matter.
"Black on Black" is a coproduction of Het Veem Theater and Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and was supported by Teatr Studio in Warsaw, Komuna//Warszawa and STUK in Leuven. Black on Black is part of Life Long Burning (LLB) project.