Through evocative, abstract dance, this show draws the connections forged through acknowledging our differences. In many ways, a hug could be considered a shared, universal expression: a simple gesture of empathy or affection, understood no matter where you are. But in Obnimashki
, the international performers which make up the show – from Russia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Japan and America – explore the subtly different meanings which the gesture can hold. Dispersed around the stage, they oscillate between individual experiences and shared moments. Choreographer Anna Aristarkhova
has studied dance and choreography, and now works from Berlin as a freelance artist.
Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut London.
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