Engraving is a word used to describe the action of cutting or carving patterns in hard material.
In this acrobatic and explosive energy bomb the dancers use their bodies and movement to draw all kinds of lines between each other, the space and the audience. Line Engravers was created for the busy streets of downtown Cairo (Egypt) and was later on reworked for an abandoned printing factory in Hasselt (Belgium). Currently it's searching for new surprising locations and communities to energize and add a fresh perspective to its surrounding.
Their acrobatic towers, thier dancing between the audience, their swirling bodies over the concrete floor and the space, all of which left traces like etching needles. What an infectious energy, what an impressive display, what a striking individuality!
- Tuur Devens
Choreography: Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj
Performers: Jasper Džuki Jelen, Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj, Thami Joe Fischer, Mohamed El Deep
Music: Hauschka, Caribou, Kollektive Turmstrasse, Nathan Fake
Costumes: Lea Kieffer and Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj
Production: The100Hands & D-CAF International Contemporary Arts Festival Cairo, Egypt, 2013
With support by: Dutch Ambassy in Egypte, The European Art Fund
Acknowledgement: Ahmed El Attar, Chloe Teevan, Mohamed El Deeb, Yehya Mohamed, Alia Ayman, D-CAF, Emat Eddin Studio's
Special acknowledgement: Erik Kaiel / Arch8 dance group