"A Horse Has No Concern"
Direction, Choreography : Saori Hala
Cinematography : Lene Vollhardt
Performance : Saori Hala, Violeta Vitanova
Sound : Kyoka
Costume : Yana Dvoretska
This piece is a dance and film project created especially for NIGHT/Povdiv. The artist studies the environment in the Old Town through a site-specific performance. During the Ottoman occupation in 14 c. the Bulgarians were not allowed to build their Christian churches higher than the level of the eyesight of a horse-mounted person. That is why some churches in Bulgaria are semi-buried. Apparently, horses were a symbol of power, oppression and hierarchy demonstrated at the time. In the film, the artist will study these limitations and their effect on the city’s texture.
The projectis implemented with the support of the EU Japan Fest