Enya Belak Gupta: Blue Ink
Enya Belak Gupta: Blue Ink
Mai 2 @ 6:00 pm
dance performance – 40 min – premiere
Blue Ink questions the borders and absurdity of bureaucracy, which ties humans in the space between. It is a reflection of a current personal and political imbalance. A state of unknown, unworthiness, fear, isolation, fragility, trust and power. Blue Ink addresses the topic of borders; spatial, physical and personal. It focuses on the bureaucratic complications that shape the human present.
Choreographer of the performance: Enya Belak Gupta
Performers: Jerca Rožnik Novak, Gábor Ivanov
Dramaturgy: Eva Posedel
Composition and Sound Design: Lou Barnell
Lighting Design: Janko Oven
Costume Design: Andrej Vrhovnik
Photography and Video: Aadhar Gupta
Coproducers, sponsors, donors, supporters, partners:
Co-produced by: Flota, zavod, Murska Sobota, Plesni Teater Ljubljana
Supported by: Ministrstvo za kulturo in Mestna občina Ljubljana / Ministry of Culture and Municipality of Ljubljana
Thanks to: JSKD, Občina Ilirska Bistrica, Zavod Ivana Cankarja Vrhnika
ENYA BELAK GUPTA (SLO/UK)
Enya is a London-based filmmaker, choreographer and artist. Her work reaches various artistic practices and disciplines, which intertwine among each other. The body becomes the main research focus of her work reflecting background in contemporary dance and choreography.
After graduating from Goldsmiths University of London with an MA in Directing Fiction films, Enya created and participated in many projects. Just to name a few, SPACE between (performance and a photography and video exhibition), Enya directed many music videos for various artists and as a co-creator of the video content she also works with the renowned European network for contemporary dance Aerowaves.
Enya has been recognised and awarded for her accomplishments. A few recognitions and awards to name include The Ksenija Hribar, Award for a perspective dancer, directing nomination for Under25 Award for her graduation film Luminary at the Underwire Film Festival and Golden insignia of Meta Vidmar, award by Cultural Association of Slovenia for her extraordinary commitment to Contemporary Dance.
“The choreographer Enya Belak Gupta contemporarily outlined the dance language with her Blue Ink, and her choreography was maturely as well as thoughtfully embedded in the theatre space which the co-creators and dancers, Jerca Rožnik Novak and Gábor Ivanov, upgraded with their own movement.” (Daliborka Podboj, Parada plesa)
“Small suggestive movements, short shunts, cut off dance lines, fretting deformation of the hands, even distorted positions are flowing and repeating itself in sequences as if they were followed by a caricature gallery that swiftly flutters on a moving horizontal tape, an elevator of countless images and contacts, circling and changing direction. And although there are only two dancers on the stage, they reflect a multitude of significance.” (Daliborka Podboj, Parada plesa)
“Through some interesting performing ideas, the choreographer Enya Belak Gupta and co-creators Jerca Rožnik Novak and Gábor Ivanov in the show Blue Ink present the processes which we usually associate with bureaucracy. One of the processes, the scanning process, was shown through an excellent scene when Gábor on Jerca’s shoulders slowly moves along the wall.” (Maša Radi, Koridor – križišča umetnosti)