Nothing else, Mothers
Composition of the relationship between mother and daughter. I was inside you. You’re inside me. Is it possible not to resemble each other? Author’s production of Anna Klimešová and Dominika Špalková.
Sometimes I look in the mirror and I see you.
Sometimes our gestures are as different as our memories. I was inside you. You’re inside me. We’re holding on. Sometimes I let you go, other times you leave me. Yet we are united. Is it possible not to resemble each other? Can we accept what we don’t like about each other? What do we have in common and what do we carry separately?
But “Nothing else, Mothers” is above all a common act of understanding.
Dancer Cécile Da Costa and actress Antonia Formanová dance, whisper, play and sing about care, quiet, a trip to Fuji, quiet deals, exaggerated expectations, inexplicable joys and cruel worries.
“Nothing else, Mothers” is a composition of the mother-daughter relationship.
Several consecutive parts as points in the map depict the path of mother and daughter, which is in constant motion, trembling and transformation. “Nothing else, Mothers” is about melting subjective memory, the power and power of our feelings, acceptance and manipulation. Transmission of emotional patterns from generation to generation. To what extent do we allow ourselves to be influenced by our initial relationships and accepted patterns of behavior? And if we look at them, can we exceed them?
Premiere: September 13th, 2021, Palác Akropolis, Prague
Theme and direction: Anna Klimešová, Dominika Špalková
Choreography: Cécile Da Costa
Performers: Antonie Formanová, Cécile Da Costa
Music: Marie Čtveráčková
Scenography: Karolína Kotrbová
Light design: Eliška Kociánová
Producer: ProFitArt, z.s.
Partners: Festival 4+4 days in motion, Alfred in the yard, Fundacja Pałac Gorzanów, Palac Akropolis
Supported by: International Visegrad Fund, Capital City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic