Love will tear us apart in Brussels

time: 08.03.2014.
place: Brussels, Belgium
Performance Love will tear us apart by theatre collective de facto choreographed by Saša Božić and Petra Hrašćanec couls be seen on 8 March in Brussels within international event Spider Night.

Spider Night is a part of bigger European projectSpider Expand! which gathers performative and dance artists from 6 European countries, and it’s focused on contemporary dance and live art. After Ljubljana and Zagreb based events, the next gathering is organized by Danscentrumjette and Redorangeproductions from Brussels.

Love will tear us apart, 2011.
Concept : Saša Božić
Choreography: Saša Božić i Petra Hrašćanec
Performed by: Petra Hrašćanec / Luka Švajda
Music selection: Saša Božić i Petra Hrašćanec
Producer: Štefica Bartolin  
Photo and video: Danko Stjepanović
Produced by: de facto

Love will tear us apart is a solo created for performer Petra Hrašćanec. The work itself fuses several genres and is somewhere between a rock concert, confession and abstract dance. The question of ownership over the performance at first was positioned within an abstract dance frame dealing only with the body and the politics of observation, extremely expanding into a broader arts and social context. Love in the title relates to love for dance, the act of dance itself, while the work debates the difference between dance and its realization as a social event through the constitution and definition of the performer herself. Performer Petra Hrašćanec executes dance numbers, chosen love songs, while in the intermission we are to learn about seemingly ephemeral details about the origins of this production, weaving a fine net of relationships between powers which define the act of performance. The audience is invited to actively take on the responsibility about the sequences in the hierarchy of the act of performing.

I still owe money to the money to the money I owe I never thought about love when I thought about home :: But love, love will tear us apart again. Love, love will tear us apart again. :: Thought there was love in everything and everyone You're so naive! :: I don't understand How love in silence becomes reprimand :: All these poses oh how can you blame me Life is a game and true love is a trophy

Performed at: Dance week 2011., Croatian dance scene showcase, Dance and non-verbal theatre festival San Vincenti 2011., ARL Lazareti (Dubrovnik), Monoplay 2011. (Zadar)

(D.H., 06.03.2014)