“No Border” is a dance and theater co-production which is a fusion of two existing performances: “Arcanum zero – when madness is on stage” (Ikarus Stage Arts | Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium- Odin Teatret) and “To be heard” (B’cause Dance Company). Both performances present a collage of different stories in which reality is blending with fiction. This performance is an experiment that tries to combine not only the forms of theater and dance, but also two parallel stories. It is a dialogue between different art forms, characters, means of expression, stories and people.
- B’cause Foundation
- B’cause Dance Company
- Ikarus Stage Arts
- Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret
- Center of Theater and Dance in Warsaw
- Project co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw
Duration: 60 minutes
Directed by Carolina Pizarro
Choreography Bartek Woszczynski
Performing Francesca Tesoniero, Dominika Strózewska, Bartek Woszczynski
Director’s assistant Gabriela Arancibia
Music Atmo Music Productions & Gonzalo Hernández
Lighting direction Ileana García Luján, Artur Wytrykus
Artwork Renata Orzeszek | Without Template
Performance: To be heard
The performance was inspired by the stories of people who left their home and followed their dreams. Some of them were fulfilled and some of them were abandoned. Some of the dreams changed and some of them are still just the dreams. The performers are suspended in hypothetical, surreal space where all of the stories personify. The relationship between them keep changing like the stories that they read. It is about searching and letting go. It is about leaving and arriving. It is about fear and overcoming it. It is about dependency and independency. It is about loneliness and longing. Since each journey has its own reason, its own path, its own beginning and its own ending; each story is ambivalent – has both the bright and dark sites. What is the journey? Is it only the physical moving from one place to another or maybe it is a state of mind? Are the performers only portraying other people’s journeys or maybe they are also experiencing their own individual journeys at the same time? Will you sett off on a journey with us? Or maybe you are in some journey already?
Choreography Bartek Woszczyński
Dancers: Dominika Stróżewska, Bartek Woszczyński
Music ATMO Music Productions
Light direction Artur Wytrykus
Design of graphic materials Renata Orzeszek | Bez Szablonu
Project coordination Urszula Woszczyńska
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme by the
Performance: Arcanum zero, when madness is on stage.
Obsessed with being able to start playing and representing different roles, a patient begins to participate in a theatre workshop called “Crear”.
The characters of the whore of Franca Rame, of Valerie Sonalas and of Dido from the Aeneid allow her to establish another time and space, awakening her affections, dreams, desires and the ability to imagine.
Her body and the different roles that she plays change her capacity of self-recognition and the limits between reality and fiction are being transgressed.
Director Carolina Pizarro
Actress Francesca Tesoniero
Assistant director Gabriela Arancibia
Musical direction assistant Gonzalo Hernández
Lighting design Ileana García Luján
Co-production Ikarus Stage Arts and Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret.
Note: The premier of this performance will be in Portugal the 30th of September 2022.