Sophie Zoletnik– Lennart Paar: Together Alone
Just a few months ago our most precious commodity was time. We were restless, calendars full of rehearsals, heads full of ideas, and in all honesty too many things to do. Then all of a sudden we get time, unlimited time, time for ourselves and for each other. The transition to accepting the calm and maybe even benefitting from it was plagued by questions: but what do I do now? Am I losing my purpose, my identity? Do I stop being a performer if there is no one to watch? Even though we might not have found any answers we have learned to accept ourselves and each other a little more, to breathe a little deeper and to pay attention. We live(d) very public lives, as performers doubly so. I guess we knew that attention from others is part of our motor, but when it is taken away it becomes suddenly and painfully obvious. There is a weird discomfort that comes with this realisation but it is not all negative, it is who we are.
Our most recent work is a hand to hand duo that is inspired by sleep deprivation and restlessness. You can find a recording of it here: https://firebirds.hu/show/cant-fall