MARINA CHERRY (SAD/SE): Only bones v 1.6.
Saturday 05/29/2021 at 19:30
Venue: CirkoBalkana circus tent in the yard of the Pogon Jedinstvo
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Marina Cherry squeaks, zooms, and tiptoes through a micro-space. Fragmenting pieces of a spunky personal universe puddle over the stage for her solo performance, Only Bones v1.6.
Intriguingly engulfing, sporadically disturbing, this quirky conglomeration creates a mishmash of corporal and cerebral manipulations- a follow-up project to the original concept Only Bones (v.1.0) by Thomas Monckton. Bursting the bubbles of banality, in a balance between theatrical and physical, Marina nudges the limits, researching innovation amongst extreme constraints, using only one light, it is a maximization of the minimal.
Only Bones Project is a minimalist physical theatre and sparse-video performance project. The concept based on the original play by Tom Mockton ** continues its transformation by having selected artists create their own versions of the play within a given concept. Using uniformed and restrictive parameters, the selected artists create their own unique performances that follow a similar aesthetic. The guidelines are as follows: only one light, no narrative, no set design, no props, no text, in a limited space. In this way, artists are left only to their own possibilities to create their own world within the set concept.
In parallel to the live performance, these same solo performers are invited to create video projects, placing their exemplary physicality into sparse environments, highlighting our human connection/disconnection to the world.
Written and Performed by Marina Cherry.
Co-direction by Thomas Monckton
The play premiered in December 2020 at the NouNous festival in Helsinki, FI.
ABOUT MARINA CHERRY
Marina is a contortionist/acro-dancer and graduate of ESAC (École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque) in Brussels after starting off her professional circus formation at ENC (École Nationale de Cirque) in Montreal. Originally from Montana in the US, she is now based in Stockholm, Sweden. Marina is currently in the process of creation for the solo performance Only Bones v1.6 as well as her other solo project NINGEN (including both a performance and a full-length show) that will officially premiere at Festival Courant D’Airs in Brussels.
Thom is mostly a creator of non-verbal theatre with a bias towards comic work. He is the co-artistic director of Kallo Collective, a Helsinki-based company that produces contemporary circus and physical theatre shows as well as NousNous Festival, an annual festival of physical comedy.
Born in New Zealand, Thom trained in the circus in Christchurch and physical theatre in Paris and has been loosely based in Europe since 2006. His solo shows have toured internationally to around 20 different countries.
Production Only Bones v.1.6. was supported by Subtopia, Rigas Cirks, NousNous Festival.
CirkoBalkana 9 festival is financially supported by the City Office for Culture of the City of Zagreb, Teatroscope – regional program for performing arts in SE Europe, Creative Europe program of the European Union – through circusnext platform, French Institute, Creative Desk, Kultura nova Foundation, Ministry of Culture and media of the Republic of Croatia through the Cirkorama Program and the SubScena program, and takes place in cooperation with the Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth – POGON, the Autonomous Cultural Center – ATTACK !, the Močvara Club and the Libraries of the City of Zagreb. The performers’ meals are sponsored by: Annapurna, Vesela Motika and OPG Biomara/Food for good