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Cross Project

Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it’s endless

Alex Baczyński-Jenkins (PL/DE)

Teatro Il Maggiore Foyer - Verbania

24.04.2024 | 6PM
Duration: 2 hours


Price: €10

In collaboration with Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo and Sant’Arcangelo Festival

Admission allowed for the duration of the performance.
Stay as long as you like.
SENSITIVE CONTENTS: loud sounds or music.

A choreography that reflects on the relationships between desire, dance, fragmentation, love (intended as community), loss and time. Through gesture, sensuality, touch, interdependence and connection, Baczyński-Jenkins’ practice unfolds structures and politics of desire. Unending love, or love dies, on repeat like it’s endless focuses on states of perception at the thresholds of mourning, hope and celebration. Radiant listening that arises from grief and confronts the transit state from life to death. Meanings and perceptions swell, unravel and fragment as the choreography engages in the invention of micrograms of connection. The performance manifests relational forms of being-with and for the other, despite and in resistance to the crushing architectures of violence. The work is performed in various constellations of one to four performers. The performance traces a relationship between sensation and sociality, expressiveness and alienation, textures of everyday experience, utopias and queer influences.

Choreography: Alex Baczyński-Jenkins
The iteration at Cross Festival is performed by: Nancy Naser Al Deen and Ronald Berger
Developed in collaboration with: Aaa Biczysko, Arad Inbar, Beverly D. Renekouzou, Thomias Radin, also performed by Samuel F. Pereira.
Sound design and artistic advisor: Krzysztof Bagiński
Sound live: Michal Chrul
Sound contributions: Zoi Michailova
Dramaturgy: Andrea Rodrigo
Set design assistance: Anna Posch
Poem: Ezra Green
Thanks to: Jacqueline Sobiszewski, Dareen Abbas, Thibault Lac
Executive producer: Holly Shuttleworth
Studio director: Andrea Rodrigo
Studio manager: Sarie Nijboer
Tour manager: Anna Posch
Management consultant: Rui Silveira
Distribution: Something Great

Alex Baczyński-Jenkins is an artist and choreographer interested in themes of affectivity, corporeality and queer relationships. He was born in London in 1987 and currently lives and works in Berlin. He is co-founder of the Warsaw-based feminist and queer collective Kem in search of new approaches to choreography, performance, sound and social practice. He has presented his work in numerous international contexts such as the Venice Biennale, Foksal Gallery (Warsaw), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich), Chisenhale Gallery (London), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), Swiss Institute (New York), Muzeum Sztuki (Łódź, Poland), deSingel (Antwerp), and Arsenic (Lausanne). In 2018 he received the Arts Foundation Award and Frieze Artist Award, in 2021 he won the Anti festival international prize for live art.