ALL ARE GONE
Do you remember our backyard? Do you remember my hug? All are gone now. But we still have the memory of sitting together in stillness… the chilling feeling of the wind on our faces… the slightest penetrating sunshine… the playful gray clouds above us…
Treatment of Remembering (Sabina Bočková, Johana Pocková, Inga Zotova-Mikshina). Photo: Kamil Hauptmann.
The change of the wind… I pause. I breathe. I stop. I crawl into and out of your hug…
…skin to skin…
…breath to breath…
…movement to movement…
My fingers tick, your chest curves over your knees, my head rest on my palms, your back vibrates… this lovely synchronisation of succession. Change, change and change again.
We resemble three Graces diving in and out of a fragile spring.
Gratification, fertility, gentility… blue, green, yellow. The pink leaves above us, what a dance they make, what a sound. They are giving rhythm to our essence.
Please remember the hug, the sitting in stillness, the green grass that gently held
our white souls, the quietness of the spongy cloud of tenderness and hope we caressed…
… The tenderness of emerging...
Little feet are moving around, extender arms are spreading to the sky.
Do you remember the backyard of feminine blossom? All are gone now. I wish I could become fertile ground again, a tiny yellow flower, a huge pink tree, a rainy cloud, a tremble of happiness next to you. I hope to rain again, one drop and one more and lots others to follow...
I do remember the backyard. I wish you remember it too…
This text was written as part of an international writing workshop entitled Alternative Formats, aimed at developing alternative ways of writing about dance. The workshop was a collaboration between Taneční aktuality and Performing Criticism Globally and took place during Move Fest Ostrava 2021, kindly supported by EEA Grants, and the resulting texts were written in response to productions at this festival. Marianna Panourgia’s text ALL ARE GONE, accompanied by a painting, responds to PocketArt’s performance Treatment of Remembering.
Treatment of Remembering
Koncept: Johana Pocková
Režie: Sabina Bočková, Johana Pocková
Tvorba: interpretace: Sabina Bočková, Johana Pocková, Barbora Rokoszová
Hudba: Lukáš Palán
Sound design: Jakub Štourač
Scénografie: Denisa Švachová
Light design: Michal Horáček
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