- Weightless/Andrej Boleslavsky
work in progress!
How would it feel like to live in a lighter world? Gravity, which keeps us grounded, even if invisible, is one of the main forces that shape our life here on Earth, as is time. If everything had less weight, on a planet like Mars, how much of what we know would be different, and how would our society be reformed? If the absence of gravity caused chaos, how would we manage to restore harmony?
In Weightless, Andrej Boleslavský transfers us to this imaginary place, through a VR environment, creating a cinematic experience of contemporary dance. As an art that is directly related to gravity- whether it aims to follow it, or defy it- dance takes on a new meaning when this power is altered.
Offering a window into a possible future world, the artist invites us to observe the dancers as their bodies separate from Earth, and urges us to rethink “from above”, notions such as unity, encounter, and destination.