Hypnotising geometric choreography and the shimmer of purple-blue costumes awaken a world of emotions within and stir the muscles of restless limbs. dragON aka PONY as a fantastical playground for the collective celebration of the freedom of the body and its relationship to choreography and dance. Through numerous references to the past and present, an impression of endless transformation and growing intimacy emerges, lively and playful. Come bask in the presence of the international STEAM ROOM ensemble, peace-loving coexistence, emotional release and spontaneous love of life!
Admirers of Isadora Duncan, folk dance and fans of MTV alike are in for a treat. With courage and verve, dragON aka PONY embraces the mainstream, pop and traditional dances to celebrate anyone who wants to be carried away on liberating waves of dance and music. Free of artifice, the production plays in the context of the choreography, the immediacy of the audience and the unapologetic joy of the moving body.
The day after the performance, STEAM ROOM will lead a mini-workshop as part of our project SHARING COURAGEOUS PRACTICES.
Dance, choreography and performance: Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas, aka STEAM ROOM.
Music: Tsvetan Momchilov.
Costumes and stage: Ralitza Toneva.
Graphics: Gjorgji Despodov.
Co-produced with: Garage Collective, Brain Store Project and Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija.
This work is co-produced by Brain Store Project as part of the Creative Crossroads program, in the Life Long Burning project supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program. This project has also been created with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria.
Running time: 50 minutes
Language barrier free
Supported by: Creative Crossroads, part of the Life Long Burning project funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, the National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture, Konstnärsnämnden (International Exchange Grant), I-portunus (Funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union), Zagrebachki Plesni Centar, BAZAAR Festival, Youth Cultural Center Burgas, Hamalogika, Era of Aquarius Festival, Performance Room, Moving Body Festival, DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance, JSKD – Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities, VIZ!, Jasmin Bulgaria, Kafene Bulgaria, and LoveTheater Bulgaria.
dragON aka PONY was nominated for the Bulgarian Union of Artists IKAR Prize (2020) in the category of “Contemporary Dance and Performance”.
STEAM ROOM is an artistic and cultural team working in the fields of choreography, dance and performance and initiated by Aleksandar Georgiev (SWE/MK/BG), Zhana Pencheva (BG) and Darío Barreto Damas (SWE/SP), three choreographers/dancers active in several European localities. STEAM ROOM emerges from the wish to facilitate conditions and environments that contribute to the development of choreographic, dance and performance works in different localities, with an intrinsic international vision. STEAM ROOM aims to open space for reflection and broader fields of knowledge through artistic proposals and cultural initiatives.