OVERDONE AND GONE / On self tempting

Concept and choreography: Dalija Aćin
Dramaturgy: Saša Božić
Performance: Ana Dubljević, Ana Ignjatović, Ljiljana Tasić
Original music: Rastko Lazić
Set and costume design: Dalija Aćin
Graphic design: Mihailo Ršumović

Co-production: Station Service for contemporary dance
and Belgrade Drama Theatre
Supported by: Belgrade City Assembly,
Ministry of culture of Republic Serbia

Festivals and guest performing: INFANT, Novi Sad, (SRB)

Duration: 55min

…Should we accept the motifs of fragmentation, crippling and destruction, as the essential metaphors of today’s visual rhetoric, each and every idea of extreme belief (with the exception of the totalitarian and fundamentalist) would seem absurd. Creating the

need for compassion and love as a normative, the performance decomposes humanity in an elegaic mood and further defines the terms like shapelessness, hideousness, extremity, monstrosity, love and hope.

With an original choreographic method, based on a particular objectivity of the body and geometric mise-en-scene, the performance “Overdone and Gone” establishes the (ex) change of identity gender relationships; the bodies displayed are turned into chimeras and still nature. Remaining in their
own isolation, the bodies are peculiarly gracious,
horrifying and elegant at the same time.

The implicit politicallity is embedded in the choreographic procedure of the performance, reminding us that there is the time in the course of which the disfigured human body is on display in front of the audience not only as a stage metaphor, but as the (testified) reality as well.
Saša Božić