This production was created for Korzo's 5x5 location project, part of the Cadance Festival 2013. The 5x5 project encompasses a city tour where 5 different choreographies, made by 5 choreographers, are showcased. The piece Ellipse was performed at the majestic Paleiskerk.
Questions on the origins of the universe have for centuries been a topic of great debate among fields as diverse as science, cosmology, philosophy, literature, the arts and religion. In attempts to comprehend the beginnings and the unfolding behaviour of our cosmos, human expertise has all too often faced a limit in understanding, in perceiving, and in imagining its complexities. As the world trembles with an immense scale of natural catastrophe and human violence, Ellipse sets forth using the dancing body as a conductor of the universe within and without as an ever-changing system that we are profoundly linked to, while consciously falling into the black holes of “not knowing” as well as tuning into belief systems that defy modern rationality.
Ellipse acts as an intersection between rational thought and faith, allowing us to imagine beyond the limits of bodily knowing.
Choreographer Revanta Sarabhai is a member of the famous dance dynasty of the Sarabhai’s. He graduated in the classical Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam and has trained in various other Indian classical, folk and contemporary forms.
Check out the trailer of Ellipse