2009

Man is bound to must do’s.
Man endures or fights to escape.
Man tries to resist.
Man is the only creature that gets terrified by himself.
Man takes off himself.
The self is a piece of clothing that burns the flesh.
In the misty darkness of the woods I will tell you a secret as if it was a game. Come, let me tell you the truth, you’ll like it. I will whisper everything I know about the life we are afraid to believe we live. It’s me, who will be eaten because I’m just another product to be consumed. It’s me, yourself.

Hated, loved and nearly forbidden the performance UNA comes from the misty darkness of the woods to tell the stories of creatures and nightmares that humans have formed. Stories about our polluted collective unconscious, developing tighter connections between live music, shouting, singing and irregular movement.

Rediscovering and questioning again and again the role of a child on the stage and why we feel so uncomfortable by its presence on the stage. In this piece by RootlessRoot the theater of the body collides into a form that we call shouting opera – full of lies and secrets.

Choreography and concept
JOZEF FRUČEK/LINDA KAPETANEA

Created and performed by
MARTHA FRINTZILA, JOZEF FRUČEK, LINDA KAPETANEA, VASILIS MANTZOUKIS, EDGEN LAME, MARIANNA TZOUDA

Live music
VASSILIS MANTZOUKIS

Scenography
ROOTLESSROOT and DIMITRIS NASIAKOS

Text
JOZEF FRUČEK

Costume
KATERINA THEOFANOPOULOU

Light design
DIMITRIS NASIAKOS

Length
70 MIN

Video edited by
MARIA ATHANASOPOULOU

Kristina Durczaková

UNA - Unknown Negative Activity is typical for the recent work of RootlessRoot Company, balancing on the edge of what is possible to perform on stage. Musical accompaniment, singing, spoken word surpass the boundaries of usual dance theatre and set the trend towards which the contemporary dance art is nowadays heading to.

Nina Vangeli

…In front of us, there is hypersensitive stalker with overexagated reactions to sound and touch. The role of a girl is heightening the psychological tension and real physical danger. It is nearly a mythological element that communicates death and her transformation into a puppet.