Frantics dance co.
“mental agitation, wild excitement, derangement, extreme passion”
In 2016, Frantics was selected by a jury to present their newest production “Last” in one of the most important theatres of Berlin, Sophiensaele. Since winning the audience’s prize, the press has been spreading the word about their new wave of contemporary dance. Frantics has become the most promising upcoming dance company in Berlin.
In this piece, we examine the contradictory phenomena of time. We play with blurry pictures of the past or the future, trying to get a closer approach of how humans behave when they remember memories, recreate or imagine situations. It seems that we are watching our lives going back and forth, and in various game arrangements, we let these pictures repeat, collapse and freeze. Stretch and accelerate. Crash and rebuild. Always jumping back and forth in time.
“Last” is like a blurred film, like memories of an amnesic mind, when reality and dreams start being twisted and mixed.
Choreography: Frantics Dance Company
Performance: Carlos Aller, Diego De La Rosa, Marco Di Nardo, Juan Tirado, Young-Won Song
Scenography: Dragan Denda
Light design: Max Fandrich
Dramaturgy support: Maja Zimmermann
Photographs: George Anastasakis
Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens.
22:10 Venizelio Conservatory of Chania
Tickets: 12euro regular – 9euro student, unemployment [for both performances of the evening]