Male Identity  (2009) + (2015)

Choreography: Olga Pona.
Dancers 2009: Vladislav Morozov, Andrey Zykov, Artem Sushchenko, Vladimir Vdovenko, Rafael Timerbakov, Vasily Polkov.
Dancers 2015: Vladislav Morozov, Andrey Zykov, Artem Sushchenko, Dmitry Chegodar, Stepan Bannov
Costumes, set: Olga Pona. Light: Vladimir Karpov
Music: Lev Gutovsky, Jazzanova (edit: Olga Pona)
Duration: 30 min.

• Nominated for Golden Mask 2010
• Olga Pona nominated as choreographer

Russian men are changing because our society is changing. But, we are not gentlemen yet, nor are we comrades anymore. We are changing our Russian dirty words into English equivalents. What once was “kolchoz” is now “business” and simply getting drunk is now called a “business meeting”. In general: we try to change what once was “we”, into “me”. We try it, again and again and then finally something starts happening.
Co-production: tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany. Premiere: tanzhaus nrw April 24, 2009. Remake: 2015.

Photos: DanceArt