“Once they are in the same state, they remain linked no matter how far they travel from each other.” Attributed to Ervin Laszlo who was influenced and inspired by Nikola Tesla.
Lithium is an interdisciplinary performance and a power generator in one. The performers – five dancers from the Emio Greco | PC company, a composer, a visual artist and a lighting designer – are like the poles of a battery, remaining connected even at a distance.
Lithium is based on two moods dominant in the contemporary western society: ‘mania’ and ‘melancholia’. In the combination of the two: Melanchomania, a dynamic space is created in which the energy flows and the atmosphere constantly shifts. A minimalist production with a number of spectacular interruptions; a living organism that transforms continuously.
Lithium is made as a part of Andrea Božić’s two-year residency at the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK).
concept & choreography Andrea Božić concept, design visual space & light Julia Willms Music / sound production and performance Robert Pravda dance Victor Callens, Dereck Cayla, Vincent Colomes, Neda Hadji-Mirzaei, Suzan Tunca light design Paul Beumer, Maarten Heijdra dramaturgical advice Henk Danner costume Nathalie Pravda
Produced by the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK) in co-production with Frascati
Lithium is made possible by the VSB Fonds
The simplest alkali metal, the lightest solid element (Li).
A mood stabilizer.
Absorbs neutrons in nuclear fusion.
Gives fireworks and flares a red colour.