“L1 Association presents” LADJÁNSZKI Márta (H) SHOEGAZE

Creators, performers (L1-artists):

Ádám Márton HORVÁTH – composer, musician

Bernadett GÁL HORVÁTH – dancer, pedagogue

Anikó KISS – director-choreographer, dancer

István KOVÁCS – sculptor, performer

Zsolt KOROKNAI DLA – visual artist, musician

Zsolt VARGA – composer, musician

Eszter MÓROCZ – dancer, performer

Enikő SZILÁGYI – trainer

Gyula BERGER – consultant

Márta LADJÁNSZKI – author, choreographer, dancer

Supported by L1 Association, Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI), National Cultural Fund (NKA) Dance Board, Streamlet Art Association, Regionális Kreatív Műhely, Workshop Foundation

“Shoegazing is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the late 1980s. The term shoegazing was coined by the British music press to ridicule the stage presence of bands who stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state with their heads down. This was because the heavy use of effects pedals meant the performers were often looking down at the readouts on their effects pedals during concerts. Shoegazing combines ethereal, swirling vocals with layers of distorted, bent, flanged guitars, creating a wash of sound where no instrument is distinguishable from another.” (Taken from Wikipedia)

The dance production with the title SHOEGAZE is a space sensitive live music production (in which the space is handled with care, set in the given space), in which, apart from maintaining the shoegaze sound, we are searching for contemplation and purity of state. We reach those states by paying attention, seeing and looking, and the stadium of staring.

The word staring has numerous synonyms, yet they all have bit different moods. During rehearsals we deal with these differences, and they influence the entire presence, state and the formation of a given character.

To look – to muster – to peek – to watch – to spy – to sweep – to glance – to gawk – to scan – to stare – to leer – to eye … (and many more)

Different qualities we could work with.

The performance aims to take the audience into a meditative state (as the representatives of the shoegaze music direction did back then), and in that time, to use the space available, to “project” images of moods with movement, sound, visual points for support.

The participants include 3 L1 resident artists and 4 L1 members or 4 dancers and 3 musicians or 4 men and 3 women…

The presentation in Kanjiža was a result of a 10-day residency.