THE MANY-HEADED BODY

THE MANY-HEADED BODY starts from the understanding that movement is a form of thought and proposes a dramaturgy in which a group of individual performers form a collective more-than-human body and research its possibilities for movement. Informed by the many-headed slime, a unicellular organism without a central nervous system or a brain, which can take decisions and remember, this movement doesn‘t belong to the individual will of any separate performer but emerges from the space of touch between the bodies that has its own internal dramaturgy. The team invites the audiences to look at this new body the same way they look at the seashore.

Concept & dramaturgy: Yasen Vasilev

Dance & performance: Ana Petkova, Vasilia Drebova, Dany Kirilov, Emiliya Toncheva, Zahari Nankov, Isabel Mitkova, Nikolay Nikolaev

Visuals, photography & design: Martin Atanasov
Sound & composition: Lyubomir Brashnenkov / possibility of island
Light design: Ralitsa Rangelova
Outside eye: Tsveta Doycheva
Video documentation: Yana Melamed 

Executive producer: ATOM theater
Co-production: Toplocentrala

Financial support: CORPoREAL research group at Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Toplocentrala, Goethe Institut Bulgarien, Akademie Schloss Solitude, The Singer-Zahariev Foundation 

Residences: PLAST (SK), ATOM studio (BG), HOD movement laboratory (BG)

Workshops: Swimming Pool (Sofia), Danseteatret (Trondheim), ReBonkers (Varna), ITAC 6 (Oslo), PLAST (Bratislava), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), divadlo PONEC (Prague), NEXT DOORS festival at De Singel (Antwerpen)

Special thanks to: Bob Selderslaghs, Maja Hriešik, Rodia Vomvolou, Milø Slayers , Viktoria Draganova, Maria Nalbantova, Karstein Solli, Miroslav Christov, ATOM, CORPoREAL, HOD, Ehsan Hemat

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