Bruno Isakovic (Croatia) – Denuded (solo version)

September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
La MaMa
66 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003


Denuded is a rigorous exploration of the relationship between the breath and physical tension, and the ways in which they permeate the body in each moment. Isaković first created Denuded as a solo in 2013, and then as a duet in 2014. With multiple bodies, he transforms his approach to movement to bring into play the dynamics of a diverse ensemble, examining various aspects and levels of interaction among the performers, as well as the relationship between the performers and the audience. The body is engaged in organic, brutally decelerated, and controlled movement that gradually shifts in texture and scale. “Movement and the relationship within the group is suspended in the natural speed of the breath,” says Isaković. “The movement’s weight, muscle tension, position in space; and even the associative links between the performers are suspended within it.” With the body in constant transformation, the viewer is faced with a continuous rereading of Denuded‘s shifting shapes, distortions, and images.

Bruno Isaković was born in Zagreb. He studied dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, and graduated from the Amsterdam School of Arts. The recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, he has worked internationally as both a dancer and choreographer. Isaković is a collaborator in the newly opened BA course in the field of dance art at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and at Bilgi University for the Performing Arts in Istanbul. In 2004 he created Sounded Bodies Festival, where he invited various performers working with voice and sound in relation to movement. His recent works Denuded (solo version), Guernica, and Disclosures have been touring extensively in North and South America, Asia, and Europe.