Stalking Paradise (2014)


 

 

Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible, when he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it is tender and pliant, but when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win. - Tarkovsky

Would you really want your deepest longings to come true?

In Stalking Paradise Roosna & Flak investigate the difficulties of belief together with the dancers of Lublin Dance Theatre. What do we believe? Why do we believe what we do? How hard is it really for different beliefs to coexist?

In the performance different elements of faith are explored and questioned through movement, sounds and texts: dogmatism, flow, change, stability, adaptability. On which basis do we make our decisions? Do we act to satisfy the group norm, or do we act from a genuine individual conviction? How can we know the difference between the two—is there even a fundamental difference?

Produced and performed by Lublin Dance Theater