The multidisciplinary performance is deconstructing and weaving together practices originating from contemporary dance and martial arts. The four protagonists of FISTS TO FLOWERS travel through states of resistance and complete surrender. Opposing forces wish to conquer one another, yet through the continuous collision they crumble and melt, giving space to intuitive exploration and vulnerability. Their body’s encounters receive new meanings: holding can be done with care, a flip or a throw can become a game of two animals. The physical relations between the performers shift between attachment and detachment. Rhythmical, highly physical sequences emerge and eventually bring them to exhaustion and catharsis.
Concept, Choreography, Performance: Yotam Peled
Collaborating Performers: Erin O’Reilly, Andrius Nekrasovas, Nicolas Knipping
Light Design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Documentation: Valentin Braun
Production Management: Sofia Fantuzzi
Communication, Distribution: Laia Monyota / TINA agency
Duration: 60 min.
FISTS TO FLOWERS is a production of Yotam Peled & the Free Radicals in co-production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER. Gefördert von der Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt.
The project is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, DOCK11 and TheaterHaus Mitte Berlin.
The research in 2022 was supported by Tanzhaus Zürich, Schloss Bröllin, and tanz-kultur-dialog Rosenhof.