About the performance It is their brilliance, their virtuosity, and belief that the human body has
About the performance
It is their brilliance, their virtuosity, and belief that the human body has the power to express emotion. They are not afraid to feel, perform, sweat and risk. The substance of this performance is the Body we do not know. It is not about knowing at all. This Performance is a mapping device for the landscape of the Unknown. It is not what we premeditate, what we conceptualize. It remains rather a mystery. It is about their body on the edge of the Impossible. Where too much is not enough for being on stage.. It is about daring to disagree with the agreement to entertain.
Created and performed by: Linda Kapetanea, Edivaldo Ernesto
Dramaturgy & set design: Jozef Frucek
Original music: Vassilis Mantzoukis
Lighting design: Periklis Mathielis
Sound engineer: Christos Parapagidis
Costumes design: Isabelle Lhoas
Photos & video: Mike Rafail
Produced by: ROOTLESSROOT
Distribution by: LIARTEM s.r.o.;
Supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports
HALF THE TRUTH PREMIERED IN ATHENS, GREECE ON MAY 26, 2018 WITHIN THE ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAM.
Linda Kapetanea, dancer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance has been active worldwide for more than 25 years. She graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in Athens and continued for post-graduate studies in New York with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation.
Between 2002- 2006 she collaborated with Ultima Vez Company and Wim Vandekeybus in works such as Blush and Sonic Boom and she also appeared in the movies Puur, and Here After. In 2006 Linda and Jozef Frucek founded RootlessRoot dance company as a vehicle for their own artistic productions, research on human movement and teaching methods and since then they have presented 21 works in more than 30 countries (Europe, Asia, North America) many of them acquiring international distinctions. Together with Jozef Frucek they have developed the research program of Fighting Μonkey Practice which they teach in prestigious educational institutions all over
the world. Since 2006 she has a continuous collaboration as a teacher with the Greek State School of Dance in Athens. Since September 2017 she is the artistic director of Kalamata International Dance Festival.
Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique) is an improvisation expert, teacher and choreographer. He began to dance in 1997 Mozambican traditional dances and after attending seminars of contemporary dance he formed as a gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer. For a period of eleven years he worked with David Zambrano in duet improvisations and other performances and touring across the world. He collaborated with Sasha Waltz and Guests Company from 2007 until 2014. Since 2012 he has developed various collaborative projects with Judith Sánchez Ruíz while at the same time focusing on the investigation and development of his own techniques.
SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE