The Contemporary Dance Scene

Alpha

Alpha has many meanings: a test version of a computer program, the leader of the herd, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, in the numeric system it stands for the number 1. Alpha signifies the beginning, often referring to something “first”, “only”, “prior”.

In the performance alpha is an entity confronted with the group which stands as its background. It is the beginning, the leader, the first - strong, weak, aggressive, complicated, ambiguous, undefined, often ununderstandable.

choreography: Janusz Orlik with dancers
dancers: Natalia Draganik (Joanna Gronek), Ewa Dziarnowska, Gaja Karolczak, Katarzyna Klatkiewicz, Martyna Lorenc, Karina Przach
music: Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard, Burial, Elica, Thomas Bangalter, Autechre, Svarte Greiner, Eluvium, Nine Inch Nails, Fuzzy Lights, Clint Mansell
Dates

Premiere
January 17th, 2009, Stary Browar, Studio Słodownia +3, Poznań, Poland