BE FESTIVAL 2018 July 3rd – 7th Be Festival

Obnimashki by Anna Aristarkhova (Germany, 30 min)

Through evocative, abstract dance, this show draws the connections forged through acknowledging our differences. In many ways, a hug could be considered a shared, universal expression: a simple gesture of empathy or affection, understood no matter where you are. But in Obnimashki, the international performers which make up the show – from Russia, France, Germany, Lithuania and Japan – explore the subtly different meanings which the gesture can hold. Dispersed around the stage, they oscillate between individual experiences and shared moments. Choreographer Anna Aristarkhova has studied dance and choreography, and now works from Berlin as a freelance artist.

OBNIMASHKI from Ania Aristarkhova on Vimeo.

Concept & Choreography:
Anna Aristarkhova

Development & Performance:
Emma Tricard
Anna Fingerhuth
Grėtė Šmitaitė
YuyaFujinami
Jonas Maria Droste

Dramaturgy:
Sandra Umathum
Jan Willem Dreier
Isabel Gatzke

Lightning Design:
Gretchen Blegen

Costume Design:
Anna Philippa Müller

Music:
“Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper” by Dream Theatre (edited by Ferdinand Breil)
Sonata “Al Santo Sepolcro”: II. Allegro ma poco by Antonio Vivaldi,
“Silhouette” by Kenny G
“Love Scene Version 6” by Pink Floyd

Photo, Video & Muse:
Philipp Weinrich

Website:
http://aristarkhova.de

Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut London.